– Assures Citizens Of Safety During Yuletide
The Imo State Police Command, has reminded residents of the state, that the ban on the sale and use of fireworks, before, during and after the Christmas celebration, is still in force, stressing that offenders would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Henry Okafor, stated this in a release, dated December, 16, 2023, which he issued and made available to the press.
The release reads in part, “The Imo State Police Command is using this medium to inform the general public that the ban on the sale or use of fireworks, firecrackers, and pyrotechnics popularly known as (knockouts) before, during, and after the Yuletide seasons is still in force, warning that violators will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Given the above, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma admonishes the good people of the State to refrain from the sale or use of any form of fireworks as it threatens the public peace and security in the State. He noted that the use of fireworks is capable of creating apprehension and distractions that could potentially create opportunities for hoodlums to perfect a criminal act and may also lead to fire outbreaks, especially in this season of harmattan.
In addition, the Commissioner of Police urges parents and guardians to implore their children and wards to refrain from the sale or use of firecrackers (knockouts) as it is in the best interest of all.
CP Danjuma assures the good people of Imo State and those in the diaspora wishing to return home for the festive seasons of their maximum safety and security. In the spirit of collaboration, the CP calls on ‘Ndi Imo’ to collectively work towards sustaining the peace and security we cherish in Imo State by being security conscious and reporting any suspicious person seen or clandestine activity observed within their vicinity to the nearest Police Station or via 08034773600 or 08098880197.
The Commissioner of Police wishes the good people of Imo State a crime-free Christmas and New Year celebrations”.