Police in Bauchi State have advised parents to caution their children on the dangers of accepting “sweets, chocolates and biscuit” from unknown persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said in Bauchi on Wednesday that the advice had become necessary to safeguard children from people with evil intentions.
Mr. Haruna, who is embarking on a sensitization campaign in schools, also urged parents to monitor and ensure that their children go with a responsible peer group.
“Parents are advised to closely monitor their children, know their peer group and also discourage them from collecting gift items such as sweets, biscuits and chocolates from strangers, as these are the easiest ways to initiate them into secret cults and other social vices,” he said.
The police spokesperson also identified frequent attendance of “parties” by youth as another easy means of getting initiated into cultism.
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