ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has warned against the use of fireworks during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police
ASP Mariam urged parents to prevail on their wards to restrain from using fireworks as all violators will be arrested
The statement read: “In our bid to ensure safety during the Christmas/New Year celebration, the FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that the ban on the use of fireworks (popularly known as knock out) within the FCT is still effective, hence, residents should desist from using them.
“It is pertinent to note that, all Divisional Police Officers have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the ban on the use of fireworks within the FCT. We urge parents to prevail on their wards to restrain from using fireworks as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
“While assuring residents of adequate security during the festive period, the Command is appealing to members of the public to promptly report all suspicious movements through our emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”