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In Borno Army restricts movement during Sallah celebrations

The restriction will be in force from 5pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, till the end of the celebrations.

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The Nigerian Army has announced a restriction of movement in Borno State during the Eid El Kabir celebrations.

Soldiers are seen on a truck on the road in Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer play Soldiers are seen on a truck on the road in Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

 

The restriction will be in force from 5pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, till the end of the celebrations.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Tukur Gusau via a statement.

It reads:

“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 2015.”

“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”.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has declared Thursday, September 24 and Friday, 25, as public holidays to commemorate Eid-El-Kabir.

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