The Borno Police Command has announced the restriction vehicular movement in Maiduguri city during Eid-el-Fitr prayers.
The directive by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Musa, was issued in a statement by the command spokesman, DSP Edet Okon.
The statement said the measure among others were taken to ensure hitch free celebration.
“Residents of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere LGA are hereby informed that there will be restriction of vehicular movement up until 1200hrs on the Sallah day. ”
The restriction will affect all Motor Vehicles, Tricycles,
Bicycles, Wheelbarrows and all Animal Transports.
“Worshipers are therefore advised to arrive early at praying grounds nearest to their homes for security screening, to avoid eleventh hour rush/stampede.
“Also, owing to the ravaging effect of the Corona Virus, they are further advised to ensure the use of face masks, and to observe social distancing and other safety measures put in place by government.
“For the avoidance of doubts, bags, weapons or sharp objects of any kind will not be allowed into the praying grounds. Parents/Guardians are reminded to be mindful
of their children/wards at the praying grounds to avoid incidents of missing persons,”
The statement urged worshipers to cooperate with security operatives by complying with the measures adopted to ensure their safety before, during and after the prayers.
It also advised on the need to continue to be security conscious and to report all suspicious persons, activities or objects to the police or other security agencies.