Army Lifts Ban On Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has lifted the ban it placed on vehicular movement in Maiduguri, Borno State to ward off the alleged planned attack of the Boko Haram insurgents.

A ban was placed on vehicular movement on Sunday which caused untold hardship on the residents of the troubled town as they have to trek long distances.

But in a press release on Tuesday signed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Colonel Muhammad Dole, the army stated that the vehicles can start moving on the roads as from Wednesday morning.

In a press release earlier released by the spokesman of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Muhammed Dole to announce the ban on vehicular movement.

“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”.