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Army Confirm Reopening of Banax Plaza



By Linda Ike

The Nigerian Army High Command has reopened the Banex Plaza in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja which was shut down on May 19, 2024.

It will recall that the plaza was taken over by the military authorities on Sunday, May 19, after a violent clash between civilians and military personnel.

Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu while giving an update on the closure of the Plaza in a statement said a high-level meeting was convened in the Office of the National Security Adviser including the Principal General Staff Officer to the NSA, Commissioner of Police FCT and the FCT Director of the Department of State Services.

Others on the panel, according to Major General Nwachukwu are the Leadership and Management of Banex Plaza, a Representative from the Directorate of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, and the National Chairman of the Mobile Phone Traders Association.

He said that the primary objective of the meeting was to identify and apprehend the perpetrators and ensure the continued security of the Federal Capital Territory.

General Nwachukwu reiterated that acts of violence against military personnel were not only condemnable but also posed a significant threat to national security and public order.

He urged members of the public to exercise caution and restraint when interacting with military personnel and other security operatives, especially when they are in uniform.

General Nwachukwu in the statement, reminded the public of established channels for reporting grievances or misconduct by personnel to the appropriate authorities.

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