Abia State police command has reiterated that the ban on the sale and use of fireworks in the state still subsists, saying those found violating the law will be arrested and prosecuted.
The command in a release signed by the spokesperson, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna says surveillance and tactical teams have as well been mandated for its enforcement before, during and after the yuletide, warning the people of the state as well as visitors to be aware of the prohibition in sale and use of fireworks popularly known as ‘knock-out’, ‘banger’.
It says “Parents/Guardians are enjoined to advise their children/wards to desist from the use of fireworks while sellers are also advised to withdraw same from their stocks as anyone arrested in violation of the laws will be prosecuted.
“The Commissioner of Police Abia State Command, CP Mustapha Mohammed Bala therefore extends his wishes of good tidings and assurance of safety to all Abians throughout the season.
“REPORT PROMPTLY SUSPICIOUS PERSONS AND OBJECTS TO THE POLICE VIA: 08035415405, 08079210003-5″.