November 14, 2013

Oyo police to arrest sellers, users of fireworks

IBADAN — The Police in Oyo State, yesterday, said it was ready to arrest sellers and users of fireworks in the state during the yuletide.

The acting spokesperson of the command, ASP Inyang Ignatius, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Ibadan that the ban on fireworks was still in force.

He said: “Fireworks such as knockouts, bangers and other explosives, which were traditionally used in celebrating the yuletide remain banned.

“This is because the use of these fireworks might constitute a threat to security, thus allowing hoodlums to perpetrate their criminal acts.
“Officers have, therefore, been put on standby to clampdown on persons selling and using any of these fireworks.

He added that the different units of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) had been directed to take the message to the grassroots.