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15 Tips on how to stay safe amid insecurity in Nigeria



Nigeria’s security situation has continued to be a major concern for not just the people, but the government.

A decade-long jihadist insurgency in the northeast rages on despite Buhari’s claims to have defeated Boko Haram militants in 2015.

Piracy has also made the Gulf of Guinea one of the world’s most dangerous waters, while inland, a deadly conflict between nomadic herders and farmers in the middle of the country is moving south.

A new separatist rebellion is emerging in the south east, where a secessionist attempt to create the republic of Biafra sparked civil war in the 1960s.

Kidnapping has surged to its highest in at least a decade, according to data from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.

Here’s the weekend security tips tip by the Nigerian police.

1. Never use car stickers that say where you work, especially if you have a prestigious job. Tip

2. Never share pictures of your kids in their school uniforms or badges. Protect your kids!

Tip 3. When you attend parties, don’t let the band get you so high that you start spraying money. Use an envelope Tip

4. Don’t be the one that tries to empty the ATM machine by making large withdrawals …You don’t need 50k in your wallet to feel like a man.

Tip 5. Always delete your bank transaction notifications, especially SMS…you really can memorize your bank balance….Shred ur POS/ATM receipts. Tip

6. Don’t go jogging while it’s dark, you really should be smarter than that. If you can, get someone trusted as company.

Tip 7. Always lock your doors, even if you’re only going out to switch off your generator.

Tip 8. NEVER NEVER, NEVER EVER WEAR YOUR ID outside your work place. No one needs to know where you work.

Tip 9. Be accountable to your spouse or parents, let someone know where you are at every point.

Tip 10. As much as you can, don’t send kids alone on errand outside your house, they are soft targets.

Tip 11. Don’t try to show that you are the richest in the neighborhood by making large donations in your estate meetings, learn modesty.

Tip 12. When you give, give with modesty and privately, learn to say “I can’t spare that amount now”.

Tip 13. Don’t stay late in your office long after closing hours. That deadline work can be done later or at home if you wish.

Tip 14. Make safety the number one factor in your decision always! Tip

15. Mind what you post about yourself on social media.

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