24th February, 2012
With incessant bomb blasts in Nigeria due to the activities of Boko Haram in the northern part of the country, visitors to Super Eagles camp would observe that two bomb detector vans are stationed at the Bolton White Hotel camp site.
According to ACP Gideon Akinshola, the Chief Security Officer of the team, the Nigeria Police is determined to protect the life and property of Nigerians, especially the national players, who are ambassadors of the country.
“Therefore it is necessary to station these detector vans at their camp in order to tame any form of attack against the national team or visitors to the venue,” the Police man said.
It was observed that whenever the team are going for training, one of the vans leads the way forward blasting siren while the luxury bus conveying the team is in the middle and the other bomb detector van is behind to give a complete guard to the team to and fro the Abuja national stadium.
The policemen attached to the team are armed to the teeth and always looking as if they are heading for war.
—Francis Achi, Abuja