Nigerian army bans cars, motorcycles, bicycles in Borno for New Year, Eid Moulud

FILE PHOTO: Army Checkpoint

The Nigerian Army has imposed a ban on vehicular movement in Borno State as residents prepare to celebrate the New Year and the Eid Moulud.

The Federal government had earlier declared Thursday and Friday public holidays.

The 7 Division of Nigerian Army announced a total ban on vehicular movement within its area of responsibility from 6 a.m. Thursday, to 6.00p.m. Friday.

In a Press Release signed by the Spokesperson of the Division, Sani Usman, the military said the directive implies that movement by animals (horses), bicycles, motorcycles, tri-cycles and motor vehicles are totally banned in the state during the specifies period.

The restriction is informed by the need to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of law abiding citizens of Borno State throughout the period.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, urged the public to report any suspicious movement of persons or vehicles around their environments to the nearest security agencies.

Borno State has been under attacks by Boko Haram militants.

The group has killed and abducted many, including over 200 schoolgirls from their hostel in Government Secondary School Chibok on April 14.

The schoolgirls are yet to be rescued although, the group have overtime threatened that the girls have been married off.

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