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Yuletide: Police insists ban over sales, usage of fireworks in Borno, Yobe

MAIDUGURI—Borno and Yobe states Police commands, yesterday, reiterated their stance against the sales and usage of fireworks (knock-outs/bangers).

Boxing day for some residents of Lagos state yesterday when an explosion at a warehouse  which stored fire crackers triggered a massive fire which set ablaze 15 other adjoining buildings. An 11 year old boy was confirmed dead at the site of fire cracker explosion which occurred at 9AM at Oroyiyin\Jankara axis on Lagos Island with several others injured.
File Photo: 2012 Boxing Day explosion at a warehouse which stored fire crackers, at Oroyiyin\Jankara axis on Lagos Island.

The directives were contained in statements by the Police Public Relations Officers, PPROs, of the two sister states, ASP Isuku Victor and Toyin Gbadegesin, respectively.

The statements read in part: “The prohibition of the sale and use of fireworks is still in force and the public is hereby reminded that any use of fireworks before, during and after this Yuletide season is prohibited.

“Any violation of this order shall be viewed as security saboteurs and offenders shall be arrested and prosecuted in the courts of law.”

The commands said the re-echoing of the prohibition was in view of the approaching Yuletide.

The use of fire crackers, according to the police commands, constitutes threats to security operatives and law abiding citizens of Borno and Yobe states.


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