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Police warn against sale, use of fireworks in Delta



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has banned the sales and use of fireworks, knockouts, firecrackers, and other pyrotechnics in the State. He said such posed a threat to State security and should be avoided.

The CP Wale Abass in a statement admonished that the usage of fireworks (knockouts) is capable of causing nuisances, which further generates undue anxiety, fear, and an unnecessary disruption of public peace.

He further 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.

The CP issued a severe warning, saying that any dealer or person who disobeys the restriction would be subjected to the full wrath of the law if discovered. “In light of this, parents and guardians are asked to keep an eye on their children and limit their use of knockouts during the holidays”.

He reiterated the Command’s resolve to safeguard residents’ lives and property both over the holiday season and beyond, CP Wale Abass advised the good people of Delta to remain watchful and security-conscious.

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