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General News of Wednesday, 5 May 2021


9 security tips to avoid being kidnapped by bandits in Nigerian

Schedule your trip between 9 am to 4 pm Schedule your trip between 9 am to 4 pm

Following the most rampant activity of bandits and terrorists in Nigeria, some securities tips have been listed to help citizens avoid been kidnapped.

The battle against banditry and kidnapping across the states continuous and citizens are cautioned to be on guard.

In a publication cited on, here are some tips to look out for.

1. Schedule your trip between 9 am to 4 pm. Don't leave too early and don't be caught in the late hours.

2. Remove titles from your phone contacts. Honourable, Alhaji, Chief, Inspector, and ranks in general.

3. While driving, focus on the road and ensure that every 5-7 minutes, there is traffic on the returning lane.

4. Don’t exceed 100km per hour; for timely judgement, look out for traps and to appreciate the terrain.

5. Don't use tinted sheets on your car. It passes a message to bandits and criminal elements that you are a uniformed man/woman.

6. Always have a spare tyre, plug and fuel pump in your car. Don't ignore this.

7. Even if you are not the one driving, put your phone away and keep your eyes on the road.

8. Moving in a convoy has proven not to intimidate criminal elements. Bandits took on an 8-car convoy along Kaduna-Abuja last December.

9. If you must stop to buy food or ease yourself. Take that break at a town or village.

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