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After attacks, bans moving vehicles and animals

23 September 2015, 21:39

Abuja - The Nigerian military has banned moving vehicles, bicycles, horses, donkeys and camels in northeastern Borno state as a security measure to try to stop Islamic extremist attacks during a Muslim holiday.

Also read: Army reports rescue of more women, children

The ban follows a string of blasts that killed more than 100 people Sunday in Maiduguri and Monguno in Borno state.

Col. Tukur Ismail Gusua, deputy spokesman for the Nigerian army, said Wednesday the ban in Borno state is to ensure that people there are safe during the Eid-el-Kabir holiday, widely known as Sallah in Nigeria, which is on Thursday and Friday.

No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings but they bear the hallmark of Boko Haram, Nigeria's extremist group which frequently uses bombings.

- AP


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