The Borno State government on Monday announced that there would be free movement during this Sallah celebration for the first time in six years.
Governor Kashim Shettima stated this while addressing journalists at the Maiduguri Government House after brief meetings with security agencies in the State.
”We want to inform residents that there will be free movement throughout the Sallah celebration,” Mr. Shettima announced.
"We have resolved not to restrict movement in this Sallah celebration. We want to restore normalcy and peace and not subject the public to fear.”
He added, "This is the first time in six years that we are lifting bans on movement because security has improved greatly. Our security will mobilized to make sure there is peace during and after the Sallah celebration."
Mr. Shettima urged the residents to go to the prayer grounds with only prayer mats and to report any strange faces to security agencies.
For the past six years, residents of Maiduguri had been subjected to restrictions of movement as a result of Boko Haram militancy in the North East region.