Yelutide: FCT Bans Fireworks

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 over security issues.

The Commissioner of Police, tasked parents and guardians and residents of FCT to ensure their children and wards guard against the use of fireworks and Knockouts as it ‘creates unnecessary panic, heightens tension and provided a conducive atmosphere for criminal activities’.

A statement last night by ASP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer noted that “all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers have been directed by CP Muhammad Mustafa to ensure a strict compliance to ban on the use of fireworks and knock-out in the Federal Capital Territory.” He said “Those arrested for violating the ban will face the wrath of the law”.

He enjoined residents to be vigilant and partner with the police by reporting all suspicious movements around them to the nearest police formation.