Oyogist has learned that Police operatives in Borno have announced the restriction of vehicular movement in Maiduguri, as part of security measures during the Eid prayer.
A statement signed by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Edet Okon, said the restriction of vehicle movement in the state was taken to ensure safety of the people.
“In view of the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bello Makwashi wishes to inform residents of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere Local Government Area that there will be restriction of vehicular movement till 12:00 noon on Sallah day. The statement read.
The restriction will affect all motor vehicles, tricycles, bicycles, wheel barrows and carts.
“Therefore, worshippers are advised to arrive early at prayer grounds nearest to them for security screening to avoid rush or stampede.
“Also, owing to the ravaging effects of the Coronavirus, they are further advised to ensure the use of face mask, observe social distancing and other safety measures put in place by government,” the police cp said further.