The Nigeria Police, Niger State Command has warned Nigerians against accepting wrapped gifts especially from strangers during the Yuletide season.
Commissioner for Police in the state, Dibal Yakadi gave the warning on Saturday in Minna.
He noted that such gifts could be parcel bombs which will be deadly when finally opened.
In addition, he called on Nigerians to be security conscious as the festivities continue, saying the Force is prepared to tackle any breach in public peace and safety.
‘‘We will continue to utilise the avenues of intelligence-led policing, community, visibility policing as well as constant intelligence-led raid on criminal hideouts,’’ he said.
“We are battle ready to deal with any form of security threats to enable people celebrate the festivities in a peaceful atmosphere.’’