YEAC-NIGERIA SENSITIZES STUDENTS AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME, VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN THE NIGER DELTA
The Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria) sensitizes students in the Niger Delta on organized crime and violent extremism in the Niger Delta.
The event, which kicked off at the Community Secondary School (CSS), Bori-Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday, October 20, 2023, will be extended to other schools and universities in Rivers State and other parts of the Niger Delta as covered by our funding support from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime (GITIC)/Resilience Fund and extended when more funding is secured. The sensitization, which targeted at least 500 students in each school, would also cover campaigns against examination malpractice, drug abuse, and cultism. During the sensitization, from which 563 students, including males, females, and persons with disabilities, directly benefited, it was observed that the students were more aware of the concept of drug abuse, with many of them having knowledge of it. These were followed by knowledge of cultism and examination malpractice, with no previous knowledge about violent extremism. The students which comprised of those from both the junior and senior secondary sections with different colours of uniform had over 500 customised exercise books donated to them with refreshment and appreciation from the leadership of YEAC-Nigeria on behalf of its partners for the opportunity to host the event in their school and share the knowledge with the students.