Makurdi — The Police in Benue State have warned fun seekers against the use of firecrackers as the festive season continues with the New Year fast approaching.
State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Daniel Ezeala, said the warning became expedient following the catastrophe the explosions of fire work popularly referred to as knock out had caused in Lagos.
He urged parents to warn their children against throwing bangers and knock-outs during the remaining days of the festivity or else they would risk being arrested by the law enforcement agents.
The police spokesman said the command has deployed its personnel to ensure security of lives and properties around the state throughout the yuletide.
Similarly, he urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses and also attend church services without fear, as enough security men have been deployed to all churches for the watch night and the New Year services.