From Uche Uche, Damaturu
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam yesterday approved the placement of restriction of movement for the New Year and Eid-el Maulud holidays.
According to a press release issued by the Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego the decision was taken late this evening following a meeting that the Governor had with Heads of Law Enforcement in the state.
“All vehicular movement into and out of the State is banned from Thursday 7am to Saturday 7a.m. There will also be no vehicular movement between towns across the state.
“However, normal vehicular movement as well as business and social activities will continue within towns and communities in the state”, it stated.
The state government said the decision to restrict movement was taken out of abundance of caution following sensitive security information that some terrorists were planning to use the holiday period possibly to harm innocent people.
The Governor appealed to people to bear with the measure as it is taken purely in the interest of peace and security in the state, while wishing all residents of the state happy New Year.