There was confusion today at the Eagle Square, Abuja, after three Nigerian military personnel slumped while participating in the Democracy Day Parade.
The officers who have stood for hours at the event suddenly went down, a sign they must have been exhausted from the exercise.
According to The PUNCH, some security men and medical personnel immediately responded to the situation and came with stretchers to carry away the collapsed operatives to a medical shed on the left side of the State Box where President Muhammadu Buhari 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.
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, other.
Notably, Kingibe who was the running mate of the winner of the 1993 presidential election, M.K.O. Abiola, was introduced as former Vice President and invited to join in a group photograph with President Buhari, Jonathan, Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Chief Justice of the Federation, Ibrahim Tanko, and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu.