Police ban fireworks in Niger, Bauchi, vow to deal with violators

The command declared anyone seen upsetting the state's peace will be handled appropriately

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The Nigeria Police Force’s Niger State Command has specifically asked to advise their children to keep out of trouble during the Festive period to avoid experiencing the law’s wrath.

The command declared anyone seen upsetting the state’s peace will be handled appropriately in a statement released by its Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, on Monday in Minna, the state capital.

According to Wasiu’s literal statement, he said

The act of public disturbance will not be condoned as the command will not hesitate to clamp down on any miscreant who may want to disrupt public peace

The use of fireworks and other explosives is also forbidden, according to the Bauchi State Police Command.

The command also promised to punish anyone who attempts to destabilize law and order during the period.
This was stated by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, in a statement released to journalists on Monday.

In view of the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Bauchi State Police Command, under the leadership of CP Umar Sanda, wishes to assure the good people of the state of its readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of all citizens during the celebration

He continued

The command will collaborate with sister security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that, the celebration is peaceful and hitch-free.

To this end therefore, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the deployment of officers and men comprising conventional police and other tactical teams of the command as well as necessary logistics to all churches and venues of events in the state.

Personnel deployed for this critical assignment are under strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties.

The ban on the use of fireworks, bangers and other explosives during festivities is still in force.

Furthermore, the command is prepared to deal with hoodlums and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before, during and after the festive period.

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