Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Edo State Police Command has warned the citizens of the state to desist from using fireworks.
In a press statement on Thursday December 8, the Spokesperson of the command, Chidi Nwabuzo, said its operatives had been given specific instructions to clamp down on dealers of fireworks and those who patronise them.
He also assured that the police and other law enforcement agencies would provide adequate security during the Yuletide season.
The statement read, “The Commissioner of Police, Edo State, CP Muhammed Dankwara has assured citizens and residents of the state that the Police and other law enforcement agencies in the state will ensure adequate security before, during, and after the Yuletide seasons.
“The CP enjoins citizens not to, under the pretext of celebrating the season, engage in any illegality, particularly the throwing or shooting of fireworks.
“The CP warned that Police operatives of the command have been given specific instructions to clamp down on dealers of fireworks, those who patronized them, and the users, adding that anyone caught breaking the law would be brought to book.”