- Senator Shehu Sani has advised Nigerian parents against posting photos of their children in school uniforms on social media
- The former lawmaker said the uniforms may give away the locations of the children to those with criminal intents
- Sani's advice follows the release of 26 girls who were kidnapped in Katsina state
As Nigeria battles with multi-faceted security challenges, a prominent ex-lawmaker Shehu Sani has advised parents on how to keep their children safe.
Senator Sani, a political activist from Kaduna state, advised parents and guardians not to post photos of their children in school uniforms on social media platforms.
According to the former lawmaker, school badges and uniforms can help criminal elements to track the location of the children, thereby exposing them to danger.
"As the schools resume, don’t post the photos of your children in school uniforms on social media platforms in perilous and dangerous times like this.
"The School badge and uniform indicates and locates where your child is, hence putting him or her in danger. Don’t give careless clue."
Legit.ng notes that Senator Sani's advice follows the release of 26 girls who were abducted by bandits in Dan-Aji community of Faskari local government area of Katsina state.
A report by Daily Trust indicates that the girls were randomly picked from houses in Garin Aja on Tuesday, October 13.
The newspaper added that the girls were released on Friday, November 6.
While the state government claimed no ransom was paid, the village head of Dan-Aji, Alhaji Lawal Dogara, told newsmen on Monday, November 9, in Katsina that the community paid N6.6 million ransom to free the girls.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been warned to expect an increase in crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and banditry.
The call was made by security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu, while speaking on the EndSARS protest and the consequent disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the federal government.
According to him, criminals are now aware that SARS has been scrapped and they will take advantage of the situation.
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