The Plateau Police command has placed a total ban on the use of fire crackers, popularly called knockouts and fireworks ahead of the Christmas celebration
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Felicia Anslem Wednesday, the command called on parents to warn their children to desist from the use of any form of explosive.
Anslem stated that the use of ‘knockouts’ would not be condoned in the state and the police would clamp down on persons selling.
The statement reads, “using fire crackers in the state because it creates fear and panic in the minds of the public, especially in a fragile security system in the state. The Police command is committed to secure an atmosphere of security during this season.”
Meanwhile, Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, had also raised alarm over alleged plans by terrorists to attack some parts of the state during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The Governor said security reports available to him indicated that the planned attack could be massive if not checked.
Only last month, over 300 gunmen invaded kuka Village in Plateau state on Sunday, killing five people and burning scores of homes.