Maiduguri en­joys free move­ment at Sal­lah

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Omirin Olatunji, Maiduguri

The Borno State Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima yes­ter­day an­nounced that there will be free move­ment dur­ing this year’s Sal­lah cel­e­bra­tion and ap­proved N10 mil­lion to Civil­ian Joint Task Force.

Dur­ing a state broad­cast after meet­ing with se­cu­rity chiefs in the state, Shet­tima said, “We have re­solved not to re­strict move­ment after se­cu­rity re­ports. We want to re­store nor­malcy as we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing peace, so there will be free move­ment dur­ing this year’s Sal­lah.”

Shet­tima re­called that in the last six years, civil­ians had been sub­jected to re­stric­tion as a re­sult of in­sur­gency ac­tiv­i­ties but praised the effort of the mil­i­tary for weak­en­ing the in­sur­gents not able to co­or­di­nate ma­jor at­tacks.

Shet­tima said, “There will be en­hanced cel­e­bra­tion. All our broth­ers and sis­ters should go to var­i­ous pray­ing grounds on time with pray­ing mats and sub­mit to se­cu­rity search­ing. Our se­cu­rity agents will mo­bi­lize their men so that we can have peace through­out the pe­riod.”

Shet­tima who praised the ef­forts of Civil­lian Joint Task Force, an­nounced N10 mil­lion for them ahead of Sallh Cel­e­bra­tion.

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