Military restricts movement of vehicles in Borno
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE military has placed a restriction of vehicular movement in the troubled Borno State throughout the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
This was disclosed on Friday in a statement Colonel Sani Usman, the spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, signed from the headquarters in Maiduguri.
“The report at the disposal of the security agencies reveals that Boko Haram terrorists have perfected plans to launch multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri metropolis and other major towns across Borno State during the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations 2014 using motorcycles, tri-cycles etc,” the statement.
It added that the insurgents main targets include Sallah Praying grounds, markets and other public places.
In view of this, according to the military, all manner of vehicular movement is banned in the entire state from 5:00 pm (local time) on Friday to 7.00 am on Monday.
Members of the general public are advised to perform their Eid El Kabir prayers at praying grounds nearest to their respective residences.
“While necessary security measures are being implemented, members of the public are hereby requested to comply fully with this embargo as defaulters will be severally sanctioned. However, workers on essential services such as hospitals and fire services with clear identification are exempted,” the statement from the military read.
Members of the public were also requested to report any suspicious movement of persons or vehicles around their environment to the nearest security agencies.
– CAJ News
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