Insecurity has been a menace ravaging the country With the Northern region been the epicenter. A week hardly passes by without reports of banditry, kidnapping, or terrorism - the evil men perpetrating this heinous crime, have made schools their target putting the student at risk of being killed or abducted for ransom.
However, if you are a student schooling in the North, be cautious of doing these 5 things for your safety.
(1) Be cautious when staying in school hostels.
Students schooling in the North are advised to stay off-campus amongst locals as it is safer. Staying in school hostels poses a dangerous risk with the rate of abduction going on in school hostels across the northern region.
(2) Be cautious of reading late at night on the school campus.
Most bandit attack usually happens late at night putting student present in the campus at serious risk.
If you reside off-campus and intend to read all through the night, endeavor to do that in the safety of your room.
(3) Avoid staying out late.
As a student, your sole purpose in school is to study your books. Though a little flexing is allowed, be very careful when having fun as criminals always have a way of detecting visitors and causing harm to them especially at night.
As a student who wants to have fun, you should endeavor to come back to your base before 10 pm and also go out in a group.
(4) Avoid revealing too many details about yourself.
Students should be cautious of what they reveal about themselves especially their financial status. It is very common to be set up by those you trust especially if they know your parents are financially buoyant.
To avoid being a target for kidnappers, reveal only what is necessary to people.
(5) Avoid acting rich.
Students are fond of acting rich on campus. Even if you are from a rich home, dress modestly as kidnappers are often after the rich since they are sure of getting ransom from their parents.
Photos are for illustrative purposes.
Note: parents and guardians reading this should share this message with their wards to safeguard their lives.
The North is no doubt a nice place to be if you are security conscious.
What do you think of this information?
Share your thoughts with us and share this article with others.
Content created and supplied by: Euphoric (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More