National Sports Festival Begins In Abuja Amidst Tight Security
The 19th National Sports Festival began in Abuja on Thursday, 6th December and will end on 16th December 2018. The Sports Festival has attracted utmost security to the National Stadium venue of the event, as security operatives were deployed to several strategic areas within the sports complex, to ensure peace and orderliness throughout the sporting event.
The National Sports Festival which was initially billed to hold in Calabar was eventually moved to Abuja after it had been postponed severally because it seemed the Calabar zone was unprepared to host the festival.
Reports on ground from the joint security forces which is made up of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Vehicle Inspection Office, National Emergency Management Agency, Fire Service and Federal Road Safety Corps, have so far reported free, seamless and violence free festival since it started. They however insisted that law and order will be maintained to the latter at the festival.