Nigeria issues fresh firecracker ban ahead of holidays
Official ban imposed on explosive toys in fear they might be mistaken for terror attacks or used for robberies
By Rafiu Ajakaye
Nigerian authorities are banning the sale and use of firecrackers and other explosive toys as the holidays approach, fearing they might be mistaken for terror attacks or used for robberies.
With it being the latest ban on the devices, Terna’s statement came days after states across Nigeria’s southwest restated an official ban on them ahead of Christmas and New Year -- the time of the year when children and teenagers often use fireworks.
"The ban on the sale and use of explosives and fireworks
"Consequently, our personnel
He added: “The Police Command
Nigeria is dogged by twin menaces of terrorism and armed robberies -- among other crimes -- and authorities fear that criminals may cash in on the use of fireworks by children during yuletide to rob people or launch terrorist attacks.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.