Democracy Day: Three soldiers slump at Eagle Square

Democracy Day: Three soldiers slump at Eagle Square

Three military officers who were participating in the Democracy Day Parade, on Monday, slumped at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

According to The PUNCH, the soldiers were believed to have succumbed to exhaustion having stood for hours on one spot under the scorching sun.

There was a bit of confusion as some security and medical personnel rushed to the parade ground with stretchers and whisked the collapsed colleagues to the medical shed on the left side of the State Box where the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was seated.

However, no casualties were recorded as they were successfully treated and soon regained consciousness.

The ceremony featured performances by the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Police.

The Nigerian Army Female Corps also performed a combat display followed by traditional dance performances from various ethnic groups.

The President, who was the Special Guest of Honour, inspected the guards and was followed by a military/police march past in a slow and quick time.

In attendance were former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Presiding Officers of the National Assembly, Service Chiefs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Youth Corps Members and former Cabinet Member under President Yar’Adua, Babagana Kingibe.

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