Rising from a security meeting ahead of the coming Yuletide, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, has warned that the ban on the use of fireworks in the state during festive seasons is still in force.
The Police Commissioner who spoke to newsmen at Alause, Lagos, explained that fireworks distracts law enforcement agents from detecting actual rimes.
He therefore urged residents to report banger sellers or dealers to police or local vigilante group from prompt action.
Mr. Edgal also used the occasion to give out emergency toll free numbers for the public to reach the police in case any emergency. The toll free lines are 112 and 767.
He also advised parents to mind their wards and provide the sort of home training that would not only discourage criminality among the youngsters, but also ensure their safety.