July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

Delta: Police Go Tough On Users Of Firecrackers During Yuletide

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass has banned the sale and use of fireworks, knockouts, firecrackers, and other pyrotechnics in the State as the Christmas and New Year celebrations draw near.

He warned that it poses a threat to state security and should be avoided.

In a statement, CP Abass said the use of fireworks (knockouts) is capable of causing nuisances and generates undue anxiety, fear, and an unnecessary disruption of public peace.

Additionally, he warned against the hazardous consequences of its use, noting that it could give room to diversions that might give criminals the chance to continue their crimes and endanger residents.

CP Abass warned in strong terms that,” any dealer or resident who fails to abide by the ban, when caught, would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“On this note, parents and guardians are urged to monitor their wards and curtail their use of knockouts during Christmas and New Year celebrations.”

He urged the good people of Delta to be vigilant and security conscious as he reaffirmed the Command’s commitment and willingness to protect the life and properties of residents during the yuletide season and beyond.

The Commissioner of Police on behalf of officers and men of the Command, wishes the good people of Delta State a crime-free Christmas and New Year celebration in advance.

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