Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ondo, Abuja residents defy ban of bangers, use it at will


The Nigerian police ban on bangers is not having any effect.

Residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital defiled the ban placed on the use of bangers during this yuletide period by police authorities.

A statement signed by the spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Adeniran Aremu, had warned the general public, particularly parents and guardians, to check the activities of their children against the practice.

Mr. Aremu noted that men of the underworld could use the opportunity to perpetrate their nefarious acts and it could also result to the death of hypertensive patients or cause fire outbreak.

The statement noted that the law guiding the use of fireworks and other explosive is still on and anyone caught flouting the law would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

However, residents have failed to yield to the warning as the use of bangers has become the order of the day.

The police have also failed to carry out their initial threat of arresting those found wanting as youth have continued to use the bangers at will.

Some of the areas where the use of bangers are rampant are Ijoka, Ijomu, Oke-Ijebu, Nepa, Ijo Mimo, Old Garage, Odo-Petu, Osokoti, Oda, Champion Junction, and Orita Obele.

Just like Ondo, residents of the Abuja have also continued to defy police directives on the use of bangers.

Despite the statement by the police that the use of the fireworks remain banned in the Nigerian capital, residents continue to use the bangers without any hindrance.

Hawkers can also been seen on major roads of the Nigerian capital selling the fireworks.

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