There has been a rise in kidnapping in recent weeks and this threat continues to spread.
Here are some tips to help you take precaution.
- Never use car stickers that show where you work, especially if you have a prestigious job.
- Never share pictures of your kids in their school uniforms or badges. Protect your kids!
- Driving or walking the same route will make it easy for suspecting abductors to gather information about you and can make it easy for them to track you down when they are ready to strike.
Find other streets or highways you can use when driving from home to work and back. Kidnappers rely on your routine to track you down and then look for a time when you’re most vulnerable to an attack.
- When using the ATM machine, be aware of your surroundings and avoid making large withdrawals.
- Always delete your bank transaction notifications, especially SMS…you really can memorize your bank balance….Shred ur POS/ATM receipts.
- Don’t go jogging while it’s dark, you really should be smarter than that. If you can, get someone trusted to accompany you.
- Always lock your doors, even if you’re only going out to switch off your generator.
- Always ensure your car doors are locked as soon as you get into your car, just before leaving any location
- Never wear your ID outside your workplace. That way, you don’t give out your work location and other important details.
- Be accountable to your spouse, trusted friends or parents, let someone know where you are at every point.
- Don’t send out your kids alone on errands, they are soft targets.
- Be modest with your donations in your community/neighbourhood.
- When you give, give with modesty and privately, learn to say “I can’t spare that amount now”.
- Don’t stay late in your office long after closing hours.
- Mind what you post about yourself on social media.
- When you attend parties, don’t let the band get you so high that you start spraying money like no man’s business, use an envelope.
- In case of any Emergencies, please call 112 the Toll-Free Number for a prompt response.
- Make safety the number one factor in your decision always!