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To tackle rising insecurity in the country, Halogen Security Company Limited, Nigeria’s leading integrated security risk solution company, has advised parents and school owners to equip their children with basic security education to enable them beat possible threats of abductions and child abuse.

Executive Director, Physical Security Solution of the firm, Mr. Bosun Sosanya, gave the advice while addressing about 1,000 children from over 20 primary and secondary schools in Lagos who participated in a 2019 Children’s Day seminar organised by Child Safety Education and Protection Initiative (CSEPI).

The seminar was aimed at improving child protection, as it is the company’s belief that a child with high sense of security and better safety skills will surmount any kidnapping attempt and abuse.

Insisting that early-childhood security education is key to a safer community and secured daily living, he said, “It is essential for our children to have good knowledge of security and safety tips. As parents, teachers and caregivers we should start teaching our children and pupils some basic security tips.

“They must learn to speak out when they see something strange. Children need to develop and practice keen observation of their environment by identifying strange developments or movement around them. Always consider your environment, landmarks, and people wherever you are. Having such knowledge are basic safety instincts capable of helping them escape attacks and molestation.”

CSEPI President, Mr. Richard Amuwa on his part, advised children to be security conscious wherever they are and endeavour not to walk alone, take short cuts or deserted areas. “Also, dress decently and in case of emergency please dial the emergency numbers 767 or 112,” he said.

Officials of Lagos State Fire Service, the Lagos sector command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the child protection unit of the Nigerian Police, and representatives of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund thrilled the students, pupils, school owners, parents and other guests with educating presentations.


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