Worried by the incessant rape cases in the country, youths in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State, in conjunction with Iberekodo community launched a campaign against rape and other gender based violent crimes.
The campaign which kicked off at Ifedapo, Isotakun, Old reservoir and terminated Akomoje in Iberekodo in Abeokuta North Local government area of the State was aimed at educating youths and teenage girls on how to stop the act of rape in the community and the State as a whole.
The movement was pioneered by the Transition Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government, Hon. Tunde Tella, as part of efforts to curb the incessant rape incidents in the society.
Tella who commended the youths for the initiative said, “rape is becoming something else in the country and I think if we continue to support our youthd in standing against the act, it will be much helpful.
He stressed the need for enlightenment and education of youths to shun rape.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Taiwo Egbeyemi said, “basically we are all aware of what is happening around. Everyday we read more of rape cases in newspapers, generally, the act is becoming a pandemic.
He advised the youths to move to different places so as to propagate the campaign against rape.
The Balogun of Iberekodoland, Chief Adekoyejo proscribed stiffer punishment for rapists, saying every hand must be on deck to kick rape out of the society.
Adekoyejo said, “it is not just about the youths, elders are getting involved in the act, we all need to stand against the evil act of rape.”