Kano - The Police Command in Kano State on Monday promised to provide adequate security to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The police made the promise in a statement in Kano, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya.
The statement said: "In view of the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Kano State Police Command wishes to reiterate its commitment toward providing adequate security of lives and property in the State."
The statement, however, warned the people of the state against using fireworks as the law prohibiting the use of explosives or any fireworks was still in force.
"Anybody found selling or using knockouts will be arrested and prosecuted according to the law of the land," it said.
The command reminded the public to always be law-abiding and avoid acts capable of breaching the peace.
"Places of worship should be well barricaded where possible, while vehicles should be parked away, at least, not less than 200m.
"No person will be allowed to go in with bags, parcels, container, or any other object into worship places and they must be subjected to thorough search by the security committee before being allowed into the worship place,’’ it said.
The police also advised the people to report any abandoned vehicle, parcel or object around places of worship or any other place to the nearest police station for prompt action.
"People can call our emergency lines: 08032419754, 08099831808, 064977004 and 08123821575," the statement said.
It called on the public to give maximum cooperation to the security committees in various places of worship for action.
The statement also appealed to all road users to respect traffic rules and regulations as well as exhibit good sense of discipline while on the road.