All major roads leading to the state capital would be closed to traffic from 6am on Sallah day, to be opened after the prayer session.
FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Abdulrazak Najume, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Friday that in addition, all major roads leading to the state capital would be closed to traffic from 6am on Sallah day, to be opened after the prayer session.
He said the measure was taken to avoid traffic jam in the morning hours when Muslim faithful would troop out to the prayer ground, noting that in the past heavy trucks entering the metropolis had created problem during the prayer session.
“We will deploy 150 officers in Bauchi metropolis to ensure free flow of traffic; all federal roads will be closed from 6am on Eid day, till after the prayer session."
“This is to avoid traffic jam that is usually caused by heavy trucks coming into or moving out of the metropolis."
“The roads will be opened as soon as the prayer ends and the emir moves back to the palace,” he said.
The commander called on celebrants, to be law-abiding and adhere to traffic rules, just as he reminded those travelling that ‘life has no spare parts,’ hence the need to wear seat belts and observe speed limit.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi Police command had reminded the public of the ban on use of fire crackers during festivities.
In a statement issued by the command through its spokesman, it said use of fire crackers was risky, as such would not be tolerated.
“The use of Knock-outs, Fire crackers and other forms of fireworks in the town constitute serious security risk as it is capable of misleading security personnel, as well as instill fear in the minds of peace loving citizens."
“In view of this, parents and guardians are advised to warn their children not to use Knock-outs as the law governing the sales, purchase and use of Fireworks is still in force,” it said.
The command said it was fully prepared to ensure that law-abiding citizens of the state enjoyed Eid-el-fitr peacefully.