By Sunday John
Mr John Danlami-Ogah, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairman of Doma Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State, has banned the use of fireworks at yuletide, citing security reasons.
The chairman, who made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Doma, said the decision became necessary to curtail lawlessness in the area.
“This is the decision taken by the security council of the area in order to ensure a hitch- free Christmas and New Year celebration.
“The sale and use of all fireworks such as knockout, banger and other explosives are banned and anyone caught either selling or using them will face the full wrath of the law”.
He urged parents and guardians to advise their children and wards against violating this directive in order to avoid any breakdown of law and order in the area.
Danlami-Ogah also advised the people to use the festive season for sober reflection and offer prayers to God for the peace and stability of the state and the entire country.
He added that security personnel would be deployed to all Churches and other flash points and implored the public to report any suspicious person, group or activities to the appropriate authority.
Danlami-Ogah also advised the youth to remain calm concerning a case involving a former state governor and Government Secondary School (GSS) Arumoye and GSS Doma North.
He explained that the authority of the council had received a petition by the Doma Progressive Youths, alleging that the former governor erected a building, blocking the road leading to the two schools and other communities.
Danlami-Ogah said though, the matter had generated tension but he assured them that the council would join hands with the traditional council and security agencies to resolve the matter.