Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig-Gen. Nnamdi Affia, has emphasised the need to train corps members in self defence.
Affia, during a visit to Akwa Ibom State NYSC permanent camp, noted that due to reports of kidnapping in the country, self protection had become mandatory for everyone.
He said the introduction of martial art was to expose all corps member to various ways in which they could protect themselves.
Affia urged corp members to understand the community they are posted to after their three weeks in camp and shun acts of confrontation with village idols in the name of religion.
He charged corps members to dress decently and avoid night parties and unnecessary travelling.