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You may have observed a proliferation of stop and search security check points in some states in Nigeria, recently. This is attributable to the present level of insecurity in the country.
You may therefore wish to take note and observe the following:
- For your own good, whenever law enforcement agents (men in uniform) stop a vehicle you boarded, please remain calm and avoid hissing or grumbling or making phone calls. Whether you are a man or a woman, show some respect.
- If carrying a laptop with you, please ensure the receipt (original or photocopy) is also with you.
- If you don't have a means of self identy (from your school, workplace or business), then make sure you have your national ID card or driver's licence. This is very important.
- Always delete your bank alerts and transfer sensitive information into flash drive or memory card. Keep your financial transactions away from your phone.
- Carrying more than one ATM card can cause you serious problems in our present day Nigeria. Be warned.
- If you must move at night, no matter how close to your house, take your ID card and let someone go with you.
- Dress responsibly - this can save you a lot of problems. Looking haggard or rugged and wild may earn you serious trouble.
- If you are given car to run an errand, make sure all necessary documents, including your driving license are intact and up to date before you hit the road.
- When your car is being searched, don't look away in annoyance, unconcerned. They are doing their job. So pay close attention to what is going on, to avoid had I known.
- If you are not sure of what someone is carrying in a bag or sack, please ask before you accept to give the person a ride. You may be arrested for something you know nothing about.
- In case you decide to assist a stranger with a ride, when he/she comes down, move forward a little, park and search your car before you continue, to avoid incriminating objects that may have been left behind, knowing or unknowing.
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Your Personal Security Tips
- Inform your movement out of town only to trusted neighbours.
- Do not board a vehicle with two or more passengers inside. They may be armed robbers or kidnappers.
- Enter vehicles only at recognized motor parks.
- Screen your house helps or guards before employing them.
- While travelling long distances, anytime it gets dark, check into the nearest hotel and continue the next day.
- Do not open the door of your house to unknown persons. Teach your house help and children the same.
- Make sure there is some airtime in your mobile phones at night. You might need it to save your life or that of another.
- Do not keep large sums of money at home. Use the banks.
- Always ask for the identity of persons who pose as security personnel, power holding, or other utility staff, before opening your door.
- If you notice suspicious persons tracing you, drive straight to the nearest police station.
- Be sure to lock all doors and windows at night.
- Provide adequate security lights in your home and business premises.
- Remove any objects that can aid another into your house; for example ladder, table, stool, etc.
- Screen domestic staff before employment and obtain their photographs.
- Vary your routes to and from the bank.
- Call any of the emergency numbers if you are not sure of any movements around your premises.
EMERGENCY POLICE NUMBERS
For Aba Area Command (and the whole of Abia State)