Eagle Square set for the APC National Convention on Saturday, 06 October, 2018 (Image courtesy NAN)

Security has been beefed up at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

No fewer than 7,000 delegates from all over Nigeria are expected to converge on the venue to ratify the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s candidate for next year’s presidential election.

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It was learned that all roads leading to the venue had been shut to vehicular traffic by combined teams of heavily armed security personnel.

The agencies involved include: the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army.