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Police Ban Use Of Firecrackers During Xmas In Edo

Police AIG says crime-free yuletide in Edo and Delta remain our priority

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone Five, AIG Shola David has assured the people of the zone of adequate security before, during and after the Christmas and New year festivities.

AIG Shola David warned criminals to relocate from both Edo and Delta states or face strong police resistance.

In a statement signed by the Zone five Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Momoh Tijani said policemen have been deployed to all the nooks and crannies of Edo and Delta states.

AIG shola announced the ban of the use of fireworks, firecrackers and other explosives during the yuletide as the police will arrest and prosecute both the users and the sellers of such items.

AIG Shola said the various fireworks and crackers are explosives that may deceive the people from the sound of a gun when fired by criminals.

He stated that the Police have the capacity and the will to deal with anyone with criminal elements.

The Zone five AIG called on members of the public to render useful information to the police as every genuine information is capable of taking a criminal off the street.

He called on parents and guardians to keep their children and wards in check as bad peer groups among children have made most of them to derail and then engage in criminal activities.

The Zone five police headquarters comprises Edo and Delta state COMMANDS with headquarters in Benin city, Edo state.