ABH DEFENCE MINISTRY CONTINUES SELF-DEFENCE CLASS
-BY JOSEPH EDUN AND FUNKE OLAYIWOLA
ABH, UCH – The Defence Ministry of the Alexander Brown Hall in its effort to strengthen security in ABH and defend Brownites has kick-started a self-defence class for Brownites. The aim of the class according to the defence minister, Mr. Imri Adefokun is geared towards increasing Brownites security consciousness and personal safety, and learning basic skills with which they can defend themselves in case of light personal attacks. This has become necessary with phone snatching, theft of cloth on the line and other offences becoming common occurrences.
The class started two Saturdays ago and holds fortnightly by 6:30am. The venue of the meeting is beside the gymnasium at the back of G block. Basic safety tactics such as sensitivity to the environment, identification of strange faces, defence against confrontation and many more are being taught at the class. However, today’s class was postponed to next week due to the tank washing exercise in the hall this morning.
A member of the class, Agbelekale Toheeb commented that the class is to teach Brownites the basic tenets of self-defence so they will be able to ward off light personal attacks. Surprisingly, females make up the majority of the class (seems ladies take their security more seriously than men). The last meeting attendance was said to be encouraging thus Brownites who want to be part of the class can contact the Defence Minister, Mr. Imri Adefokun at block G, Room 88 to register their interest.