The Delta State Police Command said its embargo on fireworks was still in place as anyone caught would be made to face the wrath of the law, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim has announced.
The was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Aniamaka and available to journalists Monday in Asaba.
According to the Police boss, “the ban on the use of fireworks is still in force and that the Command will enforce all the extant laws prohibiting the use of fireworks such as “knock-out,” “banger”.
The CP, while noting that the ban is necessary to safe-guard public safety and avoid distractions to security operatives, especially during the yuletide season, enjoined members of the public not to run foul of the law as anyone caught would be decisively dealt with.
The CP also assured Deltans of their safety at all times and called on them to continue to support the police and other security agencies in their untiring efforts at providing a peaceful and secure environment for the people.