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Yuletide: Police reiterates ban on use of fireworks during Christmas/New Year celebration.

In its bid to ensure safety during the Christmas/New year celebration, the FCT Police Command has alerted members of the public that the ban on the use of fireworks (popularly known as knock out) within the FCT is still effective.

It therefore warned residents of Abuja to desist from using them.

A statement by ASP Mariam Yusuf, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer on behalf of the FCT Commissioner of Police said, “It is pertinent to note that, all Divisional Police Officers have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the ban on the use of fireworks within the FCT.

“We urge parents to prevail on their wards to restrain from using fireworks as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

“While assuring residents of adequate security during the festive period, the Command is appealing to members of public to promptly report all suspicious movements through our emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”, ASP Yusuf added.

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