I am 17 years old, and I live with my mother in a two bedroom apartment in Lokoja. I am presently done with secondary school and written jamb 2 times. I don’t like my mother’s lifestyle and I am wondering if all single mothers live the way my mother do.

My mother is always smoking, drinking and bringing different men home. She left my dad when I was 10 years old and since then, she brings different men home.

My friends mock me outside and because of this, I have decided to stop having friends and stay on my own to avoid insults and embarrassments.

I am presently planning to run away from home, because I can’t bear to see all these anymore. I am afraid that I will end up like my mother, if I don’t leave, because some of her men friends are beginning to make passes at me, I was almost raped 2 nights ago by one of them who came to see her. If not for our neighbor who came to look for my mother at the time, I would have become a victim of rape by now.

Please is there anyone who can tell me how to leave this environment and survive on my own? because my mind is made up to run away from this house.

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