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How To Stay Safe At This Trying Times by hbk001(m): 6:17pm On Sep 29, 2020
With the way kidnapping activity is spreading across the country now, it is important to take self precautions at all times.

Just of recent it was discovered that one of the killers of the Kaduna state Doctor's wife, was a Police officer who was familiar with the Doctor's family. The police officer was identified by the late woman's daughter, who was kidnapped alongside her mother in Kaduna before the mother was killed.

While Nigerians were yet to finish digesting the news, another report came up of an oil mogul, whose mother was kidnapped.

According to report, Shema's mother was kidnapped and the kidnappers demanded for 100 million naira as ransom. After tough negotiations, 20 million naira was agreed upon as ransom but the kidnappers gave condition that the ransom must be in mint notes.

Shema approach CBN, and got the mint note to the tune of 20million; serially arranged. He then delivered the money to the kidnappers and secure his mother's release.

But before doing that he approached all neighbouring banks and requested them to report anyone who comes in to deposit money having the serial number associated with the notes.

Behold! The first person to be arrested was a police inspector. Another lieutenant in the military was arrested.

Upon investigation, the arrested officers confessed that an assistant commissioner of police was also involved. Pressed further, a top brass in the security was fingered.

Shema threatened to go to press, but he was prevailed upon not to. His money was returned Intact.

With this type of scary stories, one really has to be careful with even your neighbourhood, because those you trusted could turn out to be the once to hurt you the most.

The only way to be your brother's keeper in Nigeria of today is by sharing any security tips that can be of help.

We wish to share with you, some few security tips to guard your daily activities henceforth because the current state of insecurity in the country is really scary.

The only person to trust now in this country is yourself and your unborn baby. Therefore, to avoid being a victim of kidnapping, please read the following tips and share with your loved ones now to save them from harm.

Tip 1. Never use car stickers that says 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 like no man's business, 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 EVER, 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 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 at home.

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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