The Nigeria Police Force, Zone 5, has emphasized the ban on utilizing fireworks inside the zone during and after the yuletide.
AIG in charge of the zone, containing Edo and Delta, Lawan Jimeta, revealed this in a statement by DSP Tijani Momoh, Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, on Saturday in Abuja.
As per Jimeta, the devices are explosive and can really hurt lives and properties as well as disturb public peace and cause pointless panic to residents of the zone.
“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,” he said.
The AIG additionally utilized the medium to extend his Yuletide good tidings to the Christian faithful and others in the zone as they celebrate Christmas.
He gave assurance to residents within the zone that the zonal command was ready to ensure the safety and security of lives and properties all through the merry period.
He uncovered that the zone had emplaced sufficient security measures with respect to men and material resources to guarantee a hitch-free and consistent Yuletide festivity.
Jimeta further urged all to mark the celebrations with moderation while maintaining security awareness of their environment at all times.
“Suspicious persons or movements should be reported to the nearest Police Station immediately,” he advised.
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