By Danladi Al-Hassan
The government of Yobe State, in a bid to ensure a hitcg-free celebration and Eid-el-Fitr prayers has placed restriction on vehicular movement from 10.00p.m on Monday to Tuesday 10.30a.m.
Abdullahi Bego, Director General, Media and Press Affairs to the Governor, in a statement issued on Monday in Damaturu, said the decision was taken after consultation with security officials in the state.
“In consultation with heads of security, intelligence and law enforcement in the state, Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the placement of restriction on vehicular movement across the state for the observance of Eid El-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the Ramadan fast,” he said.
“Pending the sighting of the new moon, the restriction will take effect from 10.00pm tonight (Monday) to 10.30am tomorrow (Tuesday 4th June 2019).
“ln the event that the moon has not been sighted today, and the Ramadan fast will be observed tomorrow Tuesday, the restriction will go into effect from 10.00pm on Tuesday to 10.30am on Wednesday.
“The decision to restrict vehicular movement during the period is taken to ensure a secure, hitch-free and peaceful Eid prayers.
“Governor Buni wishes all Muslim faithful merry Sallah celebration in advance.”
The Federal Government had earlier declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fitri celebration.
Eid al-Fitr also called the “festival of breaking the fast”, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.