Insecurity has been a menace ravaging the country with the northern region been the epicentre. The region is now a den of bandits who attack their victims without remorse.
In this article we shall be featuring security tips to help likely victims stay safe from these evil men.
(1) Secondary school students.
These group of people are usually the main targets of bandits - many students have been abducted from their schools in Northern Nigeria by these evil men.
- Parents should avoid enrolling their wards in boarding schools located in remote areas.
- Students are advised to be weary of strangers.
(2) Motorist / Travellers.
Since bandits reside in bushes, motorists/ travellers usually fall victims as they must cross their path to get to their destination.
- Avoid these routes like a plague - Kaduna - Abuja expressway, Kaduna - Birnin Gwari road, Lokoja - Okene road.
- Avoid travelling late at night or early in the morning.
(3) Peasant farmers.
These group of people are easy targets for bandits since their farms are mostly located in the bush far from human habitation.
- Farms should be sited close to human habitation where help can be rendered.
- If you must farm far from human habitation, enable to arm yourself and go in group.
(4) Traditional rulers.
Traditional rulers are usually targeted by bandits since Ransome will be readily available for their release. In recent times, many rulers have been abducted and killed by these unscrupulous elements.
- Palaces should be well secured.
- Traditional rulers should endeavor to use escorts while travelling.
(5) Vigilantes and Security Operatives.
This group of people are usually hated by bandits since they are responsible for fishing them out. Many vigilantes and Security Operatives have fall victims to these bandits.
- Always off your uniform when not on duty.
- Always play safe and don't try to be a hero.
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So, if you reside in the north and fall within any of the aforementioned group, endeavor to follow these security tips for your safety.
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