The Anambra State Police Command yesterday cautioned on the use of Knock-outs, fire crackers and other forms of fireworks in the State as they constitute a serious security risk.
Police said it is capable of misleading the security personnel on apparent danger of gunshots as well as engender fear in the minds of the state citizenry and advised Parents and Guardians to warn their Children and wards to desist from purchasing and using knockouts as the law governing the sales, purchase and use of Fireworks is still in Force.
Police as well assured Ndi Anambra that this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations, like the previous ones would be peaceful.
A statement from the State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Haruna Mohammed stated that the Command in conjunction with other Sister agencies has put in place a robust Crime prevention strategies such as visibility policing, foot and vehicular patrols, including Joint stop and search Operations, constant Raids on Criminal hideouts and traffic decongestions.
The statement enjoined members of the public to refrain from unauthorized use of Sirens, tinted glasses and covering of vehicles plate numbers as anyone who committed any of the offences would bear rested and be dealt with in accordance with the Law.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Garba Baba Umar on behalf of the officers and men of the Command rejoices with Ndi Anambra as they join the Christendom in celebrating this year’s Christmas and implores them to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ by propagating Peace, demonstrating love and promoting harmonious coexistence amongst fellow citizens irrespective of religious or political affiliations.
He urged members of the Public to report any suspicious persons or movements to the nearest Police Station or through the following Police Emergency numbers for prompt response 07039194332 or