By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri
7 Division, Nigerian Army has said that no vehicle, motorcycle, tricycle or any other vehicular movement will be allowed in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, and environs including Jere local government area.
This warning was contained in a press statement by the spokesman of the Division, Colonel Muhammed Dole.
“The report at the disposal of the security agencies reveals that terrorists have perfected plans to launch multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri metropolis”, the statement said.
“Their main targets include sallah praying grounds, markets and other public places by using vehicles such as Volkswagen Golf, pick up vans, Keke NAPEP, motorcycles and bicycles.
“In view of this, all vehicular movement within the Maiduguri city is banned from Monday, 28th to Wednesday, 30th July, 2014. Members of the general public are advised to perform their Eid-El Fitri prayer at prayer grounds nearest to their residences. While necessary security measures are being put in place, people are requested to comply fully with
this ban as defaulters will be severely sanctioned”.