The police command in Imo on Wednesday reiterated the ban on sale, possession or discharge of any kind of explosive or fireworks.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Andrew Enwerem, noted that the ban was still in force.
He added that “the use of fireworks not only constitute threat to fire outbreak but a threat to security.”
The PPRO advised parents and guardians to educate their children and wards on the consequences of such acts, especially during the Christmas and new year celebrations.
He also warned that any person found selling, possessing or discharging fireworks of any kind in the state would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He advised the public to contact the police command distress control room on the following numbers — 08034773600 and 08098880197 — for information on any security threats.