Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Solomon Arase, has warned that the ban on the use of fireworks is still in force in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja on Monday.
"It has come to the knowledge of the Nigeria Police Force that some Nigerians have started using fireworks and firecrackers in anticipation of the yuletide celebrations," he said.
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He said that the present security situation in parts of the country did not warrant the use of fireworks or knock-outs.
Arase said that the warning became crucial as there were reports that hoodlums were now using fireworks to confuse Nigerians in order to carry out their nefarious activities.
He said that violators of the ban would be made to face the wrath of the law.