New orders given for movement in N/Eastern region

By Amako Nneji September 28, 2015 13:57

New orders given for movement in N/Eastern region

The Nigerian Army has announced the suspension of the ban on vehicles in Borno and Yobe states in the N/East, a Boko haram hotbed.

In a statement released on Monday by its spokesman, Deputy Director Army, Public Relations, Col. Tukur Gusau, the Army said: “People can now move freely but should exercise maximum caution and alertness and should promptly report any suspicious individual or movements around them to the nearest military or any security agency close to them.

    “We appreciate the cooperation received from the general public during the Sallah celebrations.”

Recall that military authorities, through Operation Lafiya Dole, had imposed a ban on vehicles, motorcycles and
horses in the area during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations beginning from Wednesday, as a way of forestalling terror attacks by Boko Haram fighters and suicide bombers.

The onslaught of insurgency that started in 2002 has claimed thousands of lives and property especially in the N/East.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave the Nigerian Army December at the latest to flush out Boko haram miscreants.

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