LAGOS, June 07, (Xinhua) - Nigeria has pledged
to deploy up to 10,000 security personnel for the upcoming 21st Confederation
of African Athletics (CAA) Championships.
Security during the event would be accorded the highest priority, Omatseye Nesiama, Head of the Security Committee, told reporters in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub.
The competition is scheduled for August 01 - 05 in the oil rich city of Asaba, Delta State.
At least 25 African countries are expected to be in attendance, Nesiama, a former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said.