Federal Government has positioned soldiers in several strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The positioning began around 10 pm on Sunday barely days after the military high command announced that it would commence the ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.
While policemen cordoned off parts of the Three Arms Zone, Ralph Shodeinde Street, soldiers were stationed at strategic parts of the Goodluck E. Jonathan Expressway through AYA Roundabout to the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The heavily armed soldiers, many of whom were wearing black face masks, barricaded sections of the expressway.
The #EndSARS protests, aimed at stopping police brutality, have been incensed in different parts of the country for over 12 days.
The protests have continued despite the announcement of the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad which was accused of extrajudicial killings.