Fear of BOKO-HARAM or Just Security measures?
Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Mustafa, has warned against the use of fireworks popularly known as knockout.
He had also directed area commanders and divisional police officers to enforce the ban on fireworks in the FCT.
He asked parents and guardians to rein in their children and wards to guard against the use of fireworks, which he said would create unnecessary panic and tension.
The CP in a statement by the command spokesperson, Anjuguri Manzah, assured FCT residents of adequate security during the holidays, noting that necessary measures had been put in place to ensure safety of lives and property.
He enjoined residents to be vigilant and partner with the police by reporting all suspicious movements around them to the nearest police formation.
“All area commanders and divisional police officers have been directed by CP Muhammad Mustafa to ensure a strict compliance with the ban on the use of fireworks and knockout in the Federal Capital Territory. Those arrested for violating the ban will face the wrath of the law,” the statement said.