By:Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri
The Police in Borno State say, there will be restriction of vehicular movement up until noon on Sallah day for residents of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere Local Government Area.
A press statement signed and issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Edet Okon, said the restriction will affect all motor vehicles, tricycles, bicycles, wheelbarrows, and all animal transport.
The statement said, the Commissioner of Police, Borno State, CP Bello Makwashi, advised the people to arrive early at praying grounds nearest to their homes for security screening and to avoid eleventh-hour rush and stampede.
It also said, owing to the ravaging Corona Virus, the worshippers are advised to ensure the use of face masks, and to observe social distancing and other safety measures, put in place by the government.
The statement further said that bags, weapons, or sharp objects of any kind will not be allowed into the praying grounds.
It advised parents and guardians to be mindful of their children and wards at the praying grounds, to avoid incidents of missing persons.
The worshippers are also advised to cooperate with security operatives deployed to the prayer grounds, to ensure their safety, before, during and after the prayers.
They are equally advised to continue to be security-conscious and to report all suspicious persons, activities or objects to the police, or other security agencies