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Borno police restrict vehicular movement ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebration

Except for vehicles on essential services, the police have restricted movement of cars, tricycles and bicycles from 7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 9.

• July 8, 2022
Borno Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar
Borno Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar

The Borno Police Command has imposed vehicular movement restriction in Maiduguri metropolis and Jere Local Government Area during the Sallah celebration from 7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 9.

In a statement issued in Maiduguri, the spokesperson for the command, Sani Kamilu, said the restriction was to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The statement noted that the restricted vehicles comprise cars, tricycles and bicycles except those on essential services.

“In furtherance of the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebrations slated for 9th July 2022, the Borno State Police Command wishes to reiterate and assure the public, especially the Muslim faithful, of its commitment to ensuring a crime-free Sallah celebration.

“In pursuance of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, has made adequate security deployment of officers and men across the state for effective security coverage throughout the celebrations.

“This arrangement will cover all the praying grounds, malls and recreational centres where a large number of people are expected to gather.

“To this end, high visibility patrols, stop and search and intelligence information gathering will be intensified within this period and beyond.

“Furthermore, Safer Highway patrol teams have been deployed to major highways in the state to ensure the security of travellers and commuters.

“Muslim faithful are advised to pray at Eid prayer grounds close to their homes and to ensure they go early enough for security screening.

“Parents who go to prayer grounds with their children/wards are equally advised to take proper care of them to avert incidents of missing children.

“In addition, youths who carry knives and other dangerous weapons on their persons to prayer grounds or recreational centres, are by this release, warned to desist or face the wrath of the law.

“While wishing the public especially the Muslim faithful a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Commissioner of Police also enjoins members of the public to be law-abiding, security conscious at all times and to report any strange or suspicious persons movements or objects to the nearest police officer/station,” the statement read.


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