Yuletide: NSCDC warns residents against use of fireworks


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa on Friday warned the residents of the state to desist from the use of fireworks during the Yuletide because of the danger they tend to pose to the environment.

The Corps Commandant in the state, Mr. Godwin Nwachukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that this includes ` knock-outs’.

“On the use of fireworks, there is the need to educate the people on the dangerous nature of such devices; we, therefore, call on the general public to steer clear of using the device.

“The fireworks, which include knock-out, is very dangerous to the environment; I must note that the corps will develop a system to checkmate its use and other criminal activities inherent in it,” the commandant said.

Nwachukwu said that the corpsmen and officers were ready to provide adequate security to lives and property throughout the Yuletide.

He said the command had planned to deploy its personnel to secure critical infrastructure not only in Bayelsa but across the Niger-Delta region.

“For the Christmas activities, we are stepping up plans; we are going to deploy personnel to strategic areas like fun centres in the state in order to ensure maximum peace and tranquility.

“We are going to deploy the officers effectively so that every form of criminality, especially during the festival, will be nipped in the bud.

“There are intelligence officers that will be on alert alongside other security agencies in the state; some of them will be on patrol along the major streets and towns as part of measures to enhance security.

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