Gombe: NSCDC raises alarm over spread of HIV/AIDS among girls

The Gombe State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has raised the alarm, that ladies allegedly infected with HIV/AIDS have invaded Gombe State, the capital with the sole aim of infecting unsuspecting men.

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Commandant of the NSCDC, Mohammed Bello Muazu, said that the revelation followed the arrest of an 85 year old man (names withheld) who was said to have lured uncountable number of young girls into sex and after examination, he was confirmed to be HIV positive including his four wives.

The alarm was raised by the Gombe State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), warning men who go for cheap ladies and young girls to be cautious in order not to fall victims.

The State Commandant, warned members of the public against illicit sexual relationships or ensure they confirm the status of their sex mates before engaging in any sexual relationship.

He said that, “HIV is like a time bomb in Gombe because the prevalence rate is alarmingly high. Many unsuspecting carriers are in their window period, as such, we are warning men to watch out and confirm the HIV status of their side chicks.”

Muhammad Muazu also revealed that the Command faced serious challenges with some NGOs who are backing same sex relationships and marriage, a situation that had been prevalent in the state and involving many youths below 25 years.

The state government had ordered the closure of all night clubs in the state popularly known as ‘Gala Houses’ where these activities were taking place without any hindrance.

Recall that the Gombe State government had set up a committee over the issue of the same sex relationships and marriage in order to ensure that the state is free of such in line with the relevant laws of the country.

 

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