Home NEWS 2022 Yuletide: Police In Enugu Restates Ban On Sale, Unauthorized Use Of...

2022 Yuletide: Police In Enugu Restates Ban On Sale, Unauthorized Use Of Fireworks, Set to Arrest offenders


As part of the measures devised to ensure public security and safety in Enugu State this yuletide, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, has restated that the ban on the sale and unauthorized use of fireworks, otherwise known as “knockout” or “banger”, in the State subsists.

In a press statement made available to News Center TV by DSP DANIEL NDUKWE, Anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer, State Headquarters, G.R.A., Enugu; the CP Ammani therefore, orders all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical Units of the Command to ensure the fortification of security in all parts of the State and the full enforcement of the ban on fireworks, to avoid criminal elements using them as a decoy to perfect their criminal activities this yuletide.


The statement reads further “CP, while acknowledging that fireworks had in the past been used to celebrate the yuletide with little or no unpleasant security consequences, states that doing so this time has become impracticable due to the dynamic security situations and the implications of letting off fireworks while celebrating in this age. He identifies these implications to include but not limited to: criminal elements using it as a tool to perfect their criminal intentions and/or create panic, as well as the general hazards igniting fireworks could pose to human life and property, due to its high tendency of causing bodily injuries and fire outbreak, especially in this hamarttan season”.

“Consequently, the Commissioner has warned intending dealers and users of fireworks to desist from doing so. He also cautions parents and guardians to dissuade their children and wards from buying and igniting the products, noting that anyone caught violating the ban will be made to face the full wrath of the law”.

“To this end, citizens of the State have been enjoined to be law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report violators of the ban and suspected criminals and their activities to nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08098880172 or 08086671202; or alternatively send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com” it ended.


Previous articleEnugu Insecurity: Frank Nweke Jr Questioned Use Of Security Votes, Killings In Eha-Amufu, Other Communities
Next article2023: We’ll vote massively for you, Methodist Church assures Mbah, Enugu PDP guber candidate