Lagos - The Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, Adebowale Lawal, on Wednesday reaffirmed the ban on street carnivals and the use of fireworks during the Yuletide.
The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, had banned such activities due to the high rate of robbery and insurgency in the country.
According to Lawal, the ban would also help to avoid unnecessary bloodshed during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
"Following instructions from the Inspector-General of Police, any form of street carnival and the use of fireworks still remain banned.
"The idea is to prevent undesirable elements from hiding under the guise of celebrating with fireworks to unleash mayhem on innocent members of the public.
"We don't want anyone to lose his or her life in the cause of celebrating this period.
"The rivalry fights between cult members often start from some of these street carnivals and we do not want such incidences to happen during this year's celebration," he said.