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Yuletide: Police reiterate ban on fireworks

Inspector General of Police IGP Solomon Arase
Inspector General of Police IGP Solomon Arase

The Nigeria Police has warned the public on the existing ban on fireworks and other explosives ahead of the yuletide.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Nigeria Police Force that some Nigerians have started using fireworks and firecrackers in anticipation of the yuletide celebrations.

“With the present security situation, occasioned by recent bombings in parts of the country, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, is advising Nigerians to desist from using fireworks, otherwise called “knock out” as the ban on it is still in force.

“This warning becomes crucial as there are reports that hoodlums are now using fireworks to confuse Nigerians in order to carry out their nefarious activities,” the police said.

A statement by Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Office, Force Headquarters, Abuja, further quotes the IGP, Arase, as reminding the populace that ‘violators of this warning will be made to face the wrath of the law.’

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