The Akwa Ibom Police Command has said it will deploy 424 police personnel to ensure adequate security during Tuesday’s international friendly between the Super Eagles and Atletico Madrid, AOIFootball.com reports.
Making the announcement, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Macdon Odiko, said the move was to make sure everything goes smoothly before, during and after the match.
The statement said that the police would collaborate with sister agencies in the state and sporting officials to facilitate adequate security in line with international standards.
“The Command is determined to ensure that soccer-loving Nigerians and visitors enjoy the football match in a peaceful atmosphere,” the Police said, adding that soccer-loving fans visiting the Nest of Champions and the State should conduct themselves in an orderly and hospitable manner.
The match will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo by 6pm, but the gates will be thrown open from 11amon Tuesday.