The Kogi State Police Command has banned the use of fireworks ( Knock-Out) across the state during the festive season.
In a statement signed by the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP William Aya on Friday, parents and guardians were admonished to restrain their Children and Wards from using fireworks stressing that, the command’s position against knockouts is a strategy to encourage security in the State.
Aya went further to state that, anyone caught using knock out will be arrested and prosecuted.
The statement reads in part “The Commissioner of Police Hakeem Busari hereby advised all law-abiding people in the State to go about their lawful businesses and warn that the Command will not hesitate to apply the full wrath of the law against persons who take the law into their hands.
“To this end, the Nigeria Police Force is assuring the good people of the State of adequate security arrangements to secure life and property during this period and hereby appealed to them to support the Police and other security agencies with timely and credible information on the activities of criminal elements so as to curtail same”.