In a bid to curb the menace of drug abuse, rape and other social vices in Jama’a Local Government Area and its environs, a Community Based Organization “Jama’a Foundation” has organized a joint consultative meeting geared towards finding the lasting solution.
Speaking at the meeting in Kafanchan, the Executive Chairman of Jama’a Local Government Council, Mr Peter Danjuma Averik lamented that cases of drug abuse and rape have increased to an alarming level during the period of Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that has become a source of concern to both the government and the people.
Mr Averik, however, cautioned girls and women to maintain good dressing code in order to reduce tendencies that could lead to cases of rape, adding that, indecent dressing encourages rape and other forms of immorality that have unpleasant consequences.
While commending Jama’a Foundation for the laudable initiative, he appealed to other groups and associations to also put all hands on deck to ensure that the fight against drug abuse and rape succeeds in all nook and crannies of the area.
Earlier in an address, the National Chairman Jama’a Foundation, Alhaji Abdullah Zubairu said that the meeting was organized by the Foundation to discuss issues relating to drug abuse and rape in the Local Government area especially among youths, with the aim of minimizing the ugly trend.
Alhaji Zubairu who is also the Sarkin Fadan Jama’a, regretted that the menace is well pronounced among the youths in the community, and if care is not taken, it could pose a lot of challenges among the people.
He appealed to the Jama’a Local government council to come up with measures to fight the social vices.
In his contribution, the Medical Director, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan, Dr Samuel Maidawa Kure attributed all other social vices like rubbery, kidnapping, banditry, rape, among others to drug abuse, adding that if care is not taking at the right time, the future of the younger generation will be a disgrace to the country at large.
Also speaking, the representatives of the Security organizations urged parents to develop good morals and values for their children inoder to reduce vices among youths in the society.
On their part, Traditional rulers suggested the banning of sales of hard drugs in all communities in the area.