The medical doctor of the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, Dr. Victor Osiajuma, told Channels Television that health officials were making frantic efforts to save the boys arm.
At the Children Ward of the hospital, the victim and the son of Mr James Stephen, lies in pains, hoping that the doctor could save his severely damaged arm which has already been treated and bandaged.
The victim, who wishes to remain unknown, gave an account of what actually happened and said he had been in pain since the incident occurred.
The risk of using firecrackers are huge Dr. Osiajuma warned, explaining that the use of consumer fireworks could lead to devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death.
Perhaps a lot of people are still very ignorant of the negative effects and dangers of some firecrackers, but the Delta State Police Command through its spokesman, Celestina Kalu, said frantic efforts were made before the beginning of the yuletide season to sensitise residents of Delta State on the use of firecracker, stating that it was also against the law.
Experts have warned that it is always advisable not to purchase or possess firecracker. They advised that taking out time to watch public displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals remained the safest.
So let us celebrate ‘The Safe Way’, Keeping in mind that all fireworks are illegal.