Police Ban The Sales, Use Of Explosives, Pyrotechnics In Osun

…Prohibits all forms of street carnival activities during the yuletide season.

The Osun State Police Command has banned the use of fireworks/crackers (Knockouts, Bangers, and other explosives) be it indoor or outdoor is still in force.

A statement signed by the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, said that members of the public are therefore warned to desist from selling, buying, and making use of these items, especially during this yuletide season as class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices/fireworks pose risks of causing injury to people and damage to properties.

The statement read, “This could also cause a distraction that may constitute a threat to the security of members of the public most especially in Residential Areas, Worship, Events, Relaxation and Recreation Centres, and Motor parks.

“In the same vein, Police Command is using this medium to advise members of the public, especially the youths that Annual Street Carnivals are prohibited.

“The streets carnival will not be tolerated in whatever form or guise. Therefore, all organizers of carnivals are enjoined to hire halls or use gated compounds to carry out/celebrate their festivals.

“This warning becomes imperative as miscreants/hoodlums may capitalize on the yuletide to carry out their nefarious activities under the guise of celebration.

“The Police Command therefore admonishes parents, guardians, religious leaders, and ward heads to check their children, wards, and followers to strictly adhere to the above advice as violators will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Isyaku Mohammed, FCNA, FCCSA (USA) wishes everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year in advance.