The Police Command in Borno has announced restriction on vehicular movement in Maiduguri metropolis during the Eid-el-Fitr prayers.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesman for the command DSP Edet Okon.
Okon said that the action was taken to ensure hitch free Sallah celebration.
“The restriction will affect all vehicles, tricycles, wheelbarrows, bicycles, and all form of animal transportation.
“Worshipers are therefore advised to arrive early at prayer grounds nearest to their homes for security screening, to avoid eleventh hour rush and avoid stampede.
“Also, owing to the ravaging effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are advised to ensure the use of face masks and observe social distancing, among other safety measures put in place by the government.
“For the avoidance of doubts, bags, weapons or sharp objects of any kind will not be allowed into the praying grounds.
”Parents and guardians are reminded to be mindful of their children and wards at the praying grounds to avoid incidents of missing persons”, NAN quoted Okon.