Ogun State Police Command says the law banning the selling and throwing of fireworks is still in force and anyone caught flouting it will feel the weight of the law.
Even as it stated this, it added that the command had put in place robust security arrangement in order to ensure hitch-free Xmas and New year celebration.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said in view of this, large scale and elaborate tactical as well as covert policemen had been strategically deployed by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun across the length and breadth of the state.
He added that men of special units such Police Mobilr Force, Tactical Response and Intelligence units; Anti- kidnapping and Anti-Cultism sections “have also been deployed to nip in the bud any violent crime that may want to rear its ugly head.”
Oyeyemi said, “24 hours surveillance patrols have also been ordered around the various worship as well as event/recreation centres across the state.”
The Commissioner of Police while felicitating with Christians faithful and the good people of the state urged them to reflect on the reasons for the Xmas and New Year celebration and be good ambassadors of Christ by ensuring peace at all times.
He also appealed to members of the public to alert the police whenever/wherever they noticed any strange/suspicious faces, gathering or movement in their domain in order to assist the security agencies to perform their duties to optimal level, “as security is everybody’s business.”