Maduako Igbokwe l Thursday, December 22, 2022
AWKA, Nigeria – Anambra State Police command has banned the sale and use of fireworks, knockouts, and firecrackers in the state.
The command spokesman DSP ikenga Tochukwu said on Thursday that the ban was part of a proactive measure by the Command to sustain public safety and peace in the state.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng said the plan will enhance adequately and already policing strategy put in place for security.
He said the ban will enable security operatives to respond to any emergency and security concerns peculiar to Christmas, and end-of-the-year festivities.
He stated that the CP had also noted that the use of knockouts, and others, aside from constituting nuisance and disturbance of public peace, is also capable of causing unnecessary fear and apprehension and other dangers associated with its usage, especially during this harmattan period.
” This is in addition to the possibility of providing an escape space for criminals after the commission of a crime” he said.
According to him, the CP equally called on parents/guardians to impress on their children and wards to desist from the sales and use of fireworks, firecrackers, knockouts, and others as the ban is in the best interest of all.
He warned persons trading in these banned items to seek alternative ventures. He assured that the Command would leave no stone unturned to ensure, that there would not be any form of security breach, especially during this yuletide season, and also urge Ndi Anambra to be vigilant and security conscious.