New Year: Yobe Restricts Vehicular Movement For Two Days


SAN FRANCISCO, December 31, (THEWILL) – The Yobe State Government Wednesday imposed restrictions on vehicular movement in Yobe State from Thursday to Saturday morning , saying the restriction is to check against breach in security during the New Year and Eid-Maulud celebrations.

The Special Adviser to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam on Press Affairs and Information, Abdullahi Bego, maintained in a statement that vehicles would be prevented from coming into the state and leaving just as vehicular movement from one town to the other during the period would not be allowed.

“This is to inform members of the general public that His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the placement of restriction of movement for the New Year and Eid-Maulud holidays.

“The decision was taken late this evening (Wednesday) following a meeting that the Governor had with Heads of Law Enforcement in the State.

“All vehicular movement into and out of the State is banned from Thursday 7am to Saturday 7am.There will also be no vehicular movement between towns across the State.

“However, normal vehicular movement as well as business and social activities will continue within towns and communities in the State, “the statement said.

According to the statement, “The decision to restrict movement is taken out of abundance of caution following sensitive security information that some terrorists were planning to use the holiday period possibly to harm innocent people.

“His Excellency the Governor appeals to people to bear with the measure as it is taken purely in the interest of peace and security in the State.

“His Excellency wishes all residents of the State happy New Year.”