Group says police campaign against cultism reduces youths in custodial centres

The Police Campaign Against and Other Vices (POCACOV) says ongoing police campaign against and other vices have reduced number of youths in custodial centres nationwide.

The National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on .

Amaraizu said that the police was achieving this through the POCACOV massive and ongoing sensitization against and other vices across schools of all levels in the country.

According to him, due to the nationwide sustained campaign of POCACOV against and other vices; it has contributed in the depopulation of youths from custodial centres nationwide.

“The ongoing POCACOV school sensitisation and developed modules a platform of educating and sensitizing children and youths; thus, helping them to overcome challenges of dangerous narratives and ideologies in our .

“POCACOV working with different modules and stakeholders to engender a devoid of cultism, vice and violent behaviours making for a safe, secured and peaceful ,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that POCACOV were -driven in line with the “Public Safety and Security Framework’’ of the Nigeria Police.

The national coordinator noted that the programme aimed at cutting the supply chain and conveyor belts of cultism and its negative tendencies. (NAN)