The Nigeria Police Force, has insisted that the ban against the use of fireworks or ‘knock out’ before, during or after the yuletide celebration in still in place.
The police, which made the statement yesterday, also warned residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against using these items, noting that criminals could hide under the same guise to commit crime.
Part of the statement signed by Police PRO, Anjuguri Manzah noted: “As part of the effort to forestall any act that will create unnecessary tension and cause a security breach, the FCT Police command wishes to remind residents that the ban on the use of fireworks/’knock-out’ is still in place.
“Residents are therefore warned against using it.
“While calling on residents to be vigilant and report all suspicious movements to the police, parents and guardians are advised to caution their children and ward against the use of fireworks/’knock-out’ as criminals could hide under the same guise to commit crime.
He further noted that all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the existing ban on the use of these items in the FCT as those arrested for violating the ban will be prosecuted.
In case of distress, the command can be reached on: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.