For the first time in 5 years, Borno state celebrates Eid-el-Fitri openly

It’s good news in Borno state as for the first time in 5 years, residents are allowed to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri on the streets.

Because of the activities of Boko Haram terrorists, the state had barred all vehicular movements during all festivities, be it Islamic and Christian since 2011.

Much to the delight of the residents of the state however, during this year’s celebration, the governor, Kashim Shettima announced that all citizens could move out and celebrate.

Speaking to the press on Monday, after a security meeting, Shettima had said, “After extensive deliberations, the key actors in security in the state unanimously resolved that we want to give our people dignity. We want them to have a feel of what it was to celebrate and we have resolved not to restrict movement during this year’s Eid-el-Fitri.”

Shettima said the decision to allow people roam freely on the streets this year was due to an improvement in the security situation in the state in recent times.

He, however, said that security would be intensified around the state’s metropolis, with numerous security checks. He appealed to all residents to be security-conscious.

Luckily, the decision of the governor paid off as no bombing or terrorist attack was recorded during the celebrations.

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