The use of fireworks during and after the yuletide season has been banned by the Nigerian Police Force.
This was disclosed by AIG in charge of zone 5, comprising Edo and Delta, Lawan Jimeta, in a statement released by DSP Tijani Momoh, Zonal Police Public Relations Officer on Saturday, December 10, in Abuja.
Jimeta said the devices are explosive that can cause harm to lives and properties as well as disturb public peace and cause unnecessary panic among residents.
“In view of the above, the zone hereby appeals to the general public, parents and guardians alike to desist from detonating or lighting these devices.
“Parents are to encourage their children and wards against the purchase or use of these items.
“Retailers of these devices are equally advised and warned to stop the sale, as any person or group of persons found flouting this order will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”
Jimeta further enjoined all to mark the festivities with moderation, while maintaining security consciousness of their environment at all times.