Shine your eyes during Yuletide, Police tells Nigerians, cautions against use of fireworks

Posted by News Express | 11 December 2014 | 3,208 times

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Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has warned all citizens to be vigilant while receiving gifts from unknown persons that may pose as friends during the season, to avoid explosive-laden hampers as gifts.

The warning was relayed through a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by Force Public Relations Officer, Ag.CP Emmanuel C. S. Ojukwu. “The Inspector-General of Police also cautions against the use of fireworks such as knockout, ‘bangers’ and other explosives in the celebration as they could cause distraction that may further heighten fear of insecurity. He also enjoins citizens to shun all forms of violence and unlawful acts, eschew bitterness, hatred and rancor and go about their legitimate duties without fear of intimidation from any quarter during and after the season,” Ojukwu said.

He disclosed that, to ensure a peaceful and incident-free Yuletide, the IGP has directed all Zonal AIGs and Command Commissioners of Police, to take all necessary measures in ensuring the provision of adequate security for worshippers, travellers, picnickers and all citizens across the country before, during, and after the season. Command Commissioners of Police are to personally ensure that all key and vulnerable points within their jurisdictions, including places of worship, recreation centres, motor parks, highways, financial institutions and all places of public resort are adequately and effectively protected, Ojuwku further said.

•Photo shows IGP Abba.

Source: News Express

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