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NSCDC tackles cultism, sexual abuse in schools

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign against cultism, bullying and sexual molestation in schools within the Badagry axis.

The Badagry Division, NSCDC, launched the campaign in collaboration with its Special Female Squad (SFS).

The Badagry Divisional Officer, Chief Superintendent of Corps ( CSC ), Akinyemi  Ayodeji, said the campaign also centered on drug addictions and “other forms of social vice” often observed “among schoolchildren” in the area .

“We visited the students of State Senior High School, Ibereko, in partnership with the Special Female Squad of the Command, led by Deputy Superintendent of Corps  DSC, Ada Agada,” Mr Ayodeji recounted.

In a statement by the image maker of the corps, Abolurin Oluwaseun, the sensitisation team educated the students through dramatic and verbal means on the ills of cultism, bullying, rape and other social vices common among their peers.

Principal of the school, Benedict Abudu expressed “absolute support”, and commended the NSCDC team for targeting the students at “no better time than now”.

One of the resource persons, Victor Ashaka, offered more enlightenment to the students on the need to shun any vice that may be harmful to their health.

The NSCDC, Lagos State Commandant, Edenabu  Eweka thanked the effort of the Badagry Divisional Officer and the Special Female Squad for the gesture.

Reporting by Niran Odufayo;Editing by Fany Olumoye and Tony Okerafor