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Police restrict vehicular movement in Borno

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Borno State Police Command has imposed a six-hour vehicular movement restriction in Maiduguri metropolis and Jere Local Council during the Sallah celebration.

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In a statement yesterday in Maiduguri, spokesman of the command, Edet Okon, disclosed that the 6.00 a.m. to noon restriction was to ensure a hitch-free Sallah slated for today.

According to him, the restricted vehicles comprise cars, tricycles, bicycles, wheelbarrows, as well as means of transport by animals, urging worshippers to arrive early at the nearest praying ground to their homes for security screening.

IN Kebbi State, the police warned residents against acts that may lead to a breach of peace during the festival.

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According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nafi’u Abubakar, the Commissioner of Police, Adeleke Bode, gave the warning in his Sallah message to the people of the state.

“The police and other security agencies in the state are fully prepared to ensure a hitch-free celebration. It is, therefore, necessary to use this medium to warn all potential troublemakers, miscreants and hoodlums to avoid any unlawful activity, as measures have been put in place to bring them to book,” he stated.

He appealed to the general public to provide useful information on suspicious persons to the nearest police station or call 09062925404 and 08038797644 in case of any emergency.

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TO ensure hitch-free Sallah celebration, the Commander-General of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Navy Capt. Bakori Umar (rtd.), has directed its members to strengthen the security around vulnerable areas nationwide.

He urged them to form cluster around fun spots, event centres, prayer grounds and others to forestall any “atrocious activity of the conscienceless elements who are destitute of integrity.”

In his Eldel-fitr message in Abuja yesterday, Umar urged Nigerians to prioritise security as they regale in the celebration and embrace the essence and lessons of Ramadan.

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