The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the placement of restrictions on vehicular movement from 10pm, Thursday till Friday morning, for Sallah prayers.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar had declared Friday, June 15 as Sallah day following the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal on Thursday night.
The spokesman to the governor, Abdullahi Bego said in a statement that this new security order on no movement was aimed at keeping everyone indoors till 10am on Friday morning.
“This is to inform the public that Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the placement of restriction of vehicular movement throughout the state from 10.00PM tonight to 10.00AM tomorrow Friday as we mark the Eid el-Fitr.
“The restriction also applies to use of vehicles to Eid prayer grounds except those that have expressed security clearance or those on emergency services,” the statement noted.
Bego maintained that the measure was taken to ensure peaceful, secured and hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr festival in the State.
He called on members of the public to kindly comply with the executive order for a peaceful Sallah celebration.