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Yuletide: Police authorities warn against use of fireworks, crackers in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has warned against the use of fireworks and crackers before, during and after the yuletide season in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Asabi, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen by SP Funmilayo Odunlami- Omisanya, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) on Friday in Akure.

Asabi, who felicitated with the Christian faithful ahead of the celebration, said that the use of fireworks and crackers posed security threat to the state.

The CP said that adequate security arrangements had been made to ensure the state enjoy a hitch free celebration during the festive period as incessant raids of black spots were ongoing, including daily show of force in the state.

“The command is also using this medium to inform the people of the State that the use of fire crackers/works such as bangers and other ‘explosives’ during the festive period would no longer be allowed as it posed security threat to the state.

“Parents are urged to warn their children/wards not to patronise or participate in activities such as the use of fireworks.