You probably can’t think of a Christmas without knockouts but that could be because you didn’t realise that trading in fireworks, is illegal in Nigeria.

Well, the police are issuing you a stern warning as a reminder.

The warning is coming from the Edo State command of the force, which on Tuesday, reiterated the ban on sales of fireworks, and warned that offenders would be prosecuted.

DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s Public Relations Officer, gave the warning in Benin.

“The command warns sellers, buyers of fireworks, parents, guardians and children to desist from sale, purchase and use of fireworks before, during and after the yuletide,” Nwabuzor said in a statement.

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He said this was because hoodlums might want to hide under the unwholesome practice to perpetrate their nefarious act.

The spokesman said that in view of this, there would be continuous manhunt for offenders, saying that offenders would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

He noted that the Edo Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, had said that adequate measures had been put in place and operatives drafted into markets and other places of sales with a view to arresting dealers and buyers.

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