A non-government organization, KickBack Events has called for sports to be used as an avenue by the vulnerable in the society for self-defence through the learning of martial arts.
This was made known by the coordinator, Steve Joseph during the free crash course for women and children in Abuja.
According to him, the women and children need to learn how to use martial arts to defend themselves from being attacked.
What motivated us was the case of the serial killer on the loose in Port Harcourt and felt the need to bridge the gap to protect the vulnerable. Anyone who has gone through the training is better equipped to defend him or herself from any attack or get yourself out of any difficult situation.
“We are not teaching attack but self-defence against anything that can come up. The kids are the most vulnerable in the society who are being raped and need to learn to defend themselves.
In the same vein, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen who was represented by the deputy director, Child Development, Andrew Ali Madugu said “the training is in line with the mandate of the ministry which is to ensure that children and women are protected in the society.”