Yobe Bans Vehicular Movement During Yuletide

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, December 24, (THEWILL) – The Yobe State Government Tuesday followed the footsteps of its Borno neighbour as it placed a ban on all vehicular movement in the state during the yuletide.

Announcing the ban in a statement issued in Damaturu, the state capital, Abdullahi Bego, the spokesman of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, said: “Following a routine meeting with heads of law enforcement agencies in which the security situation in the State was reviewed, His Excellency the Executive Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has okayed the placement of special restriction on movement across the State as follows:

“From 6pm on Wednesday 24th December 2014 to 7am Sunday 28th December 2014, all vehicular movement in and out of Yobe State is banned.”

According to the governor's spokesman, “No vehicle coming into or leaving the State will be allowed within this period. However, people in respective towns across the State can move with their vehicles freely within their own towns only except during the curfew hours that were imposed and announced earlier.

“Hospital ambulance services on emergency assignments will be exempted from these restrictions. The State Government and security agencies took these decisions in view of the need to ensure the safety and security of citizens throughout the State, especially in the festive, yuletide season.

“His Excellency the Governor urges people to show understanding and patience as these measures are taken in the best interest of the State and the people.”

“His Excellency the Governor also appreciates people's support to the security agents and asks that they continue with their support and cooperation for the full restoration of peace and security.”

The governor however called on residents of the state to continue praying for God's intervention in restoring peace to the troubled state.