The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, has announced that the ban on the use of fireworks is still in force.
In a statement by the State Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the Command warned that it will enforce all the extant laws prohibiting the use of fireworks such as “knock out” and “banger”.
The statement advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to desist from the use of fireworks.
According to the statement, “Retailers of such goods are equally warned to withdraw from the sales of these products as anyone arrested will be prosecuted.
“All Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers have been directed to arrest and prosecute any person involved in the sales or use of fireworks in any part of the State.
“The CP also assures Deltans of their safety at all times and call for continued support and useful information to the Police and other security agencies in their untiring efforts at providing a peaceful and secured environment for the people particularly during the yuletide,” said the statement.