New Year festivities: Army restrict vehicular movement in Maiduguri

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, on Wednesday announced a two-day restriction of vehicular movements in Maiduguri and environs during the New Year and Eid-El-Maulud celebrations.

Col. Sani Usman, the spokesman of the division, who said this in a statement in Maiduguri, said the measure was aimed at preventing security breach during the holiday.

“The Federal Government has declared both Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2015, as Public holidays to commemorate the New Year and Eid-El- Maulud, respectively.

“In view of the security situation in Borno which remains fluid and unpredictable, the 7 Division of Nigerian Army wishes to impose a total ban on vehicular movements within its area of responsibility from 6 a.m. on Thursday to 6 p.m. on Friday.

“This implies that movements by animals like Horses, etc bicycles, motorcycles tricycles and motor vehicles are totally banned in the state during the period.

“The restriction is informed by the need to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of law abiding citizens of the state.

“Members of the public are requested to please report any suspicious movement around their environment to the nearest security post,” the statement said.

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