In order to endure a peaceful Sallah celebration, the Nigerian Army has announced a restriction of vehicular movement in Borno state.
The curfew on vehicular movement starts from from 5pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 and remains so until the celebrations are over.
The statement signed by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col. Tukur Gusau read:
“The restriction on vehicular movements will be observed during the Eid Kabir celebrations throughout the state.
“All movements using vehicles, bicycles and animals like horses, camels and donkeys in Maiduguri will be restricted as from Wednesday 5:00pm (1700hrs) 23 September 201”.
“Similarly, all vehicular movements into and out of Maiduguri town will also be restricted within the period till further notice.
“The decision was in line with the new resolve of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to ensure that the people of Borno state enjoy a hitch free Sallah celebrations.
“Together we shall win the war against terrorism and insurgency within the shortest possible time.”