– The Nigerian police in Adamawa ban fireworks during Christmas
– The police threaten to arrest both buyers and sellers of fireworks
– The police spokesman advises parents and guardians to caution their wards
The Nigerian police in Adamawa state have reiterated their ban on fireworks during the Christmas season.
The spokesperson of the police command, Superintendent Othman Abubakar issued this warning in a statement given on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Abubakar, during his statement made in Yola, advised parents and guardians to caution their wards as the command would not hesitate to arrest anyone caught selling or using fireworks.
He listed the ban items to include knockouts, banger and other explosives.
In his statement, Abubakar said: “The ban on the use of fireworks such as knockouts, banger and other forms of explosives during the Christmas and New Year festive periods is still enforced.
“This callous attitude may cause not only distractions to the general public but may also constitute a security threat and other environmental hazards.
“The command therefore, advises parents to warn their children/wards to refrain from such ugly trend as police will not hesitate to clamp down on any person(s) caught selling or using these fireworks.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in the spirit of Christmas celebration has promised surplus fuel during this yuletide season.
The NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, December 19, 2016, assured travelers of sufficient fuel during Christmas and New year.
Watch a video on the dangers of banger and knockouts in Nigeria below: