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

A few security tips to guard your daily activities henceforth to avoid being a victim of kidnapping:

Tip 1. Never use car stickers that say where you work or live , especially if you have a prestigious job or upscale address .

Tip 2. When travelling, don’t leave too early and make sure you are at your destination before 6 pm at latest.

Tip 3. Never share pictures of your kids in their school uniforms or badges. Protect your kids!

Tip 4. When you attend parties, don’t let the band get you so high that you start spraying money. Use an envelope.

Tip 5. 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 6. Always delete your bank transaction notifications, especially SMS. You really can memorize your bank balance, and don’t forget to shred/destroy your POS/ATM receipts.

Tip 7. Don’t go jogging while it’s dark. You really should be smarter than that. If you can, get someone trusted as company.

Tip 8. Always lock your doors, even if you’re only going out to switch off your generator.

Tip 9. NEVER! NEVER EVER WEAR YOUR ID Card outside your workplace. No one needs to know where you work

Tip 10. Be accountable to your spouse or parents, and let someone know where you are at every point.

Tip 11. As much as you can, don’t send kids alone on errand outside your house. They are soft targets.

Tip 12. Don’t try to show that you are the richest in the neighbourhood by making large donations in your estate meetings and learning modesty.

Tip 13. When you give, give with modesty and privately, learn to say “I can’t spare that amount now.”

Tip 14. Don’t stay late in your office long after closing hours. That deadline work can be done later or at home if you wish.

Tip 15. Make safety the number one factor in your decision always!

Tip 16. Mind what you post about yourself on social media.

Tip 17. Never make any attempt to open your gate/door to even your child, brother, or any relative in the night, particularly dead nights. They might be used to get you easily. NO MATTER WHAT JUST TELL THEM, TILL IN THE MORNING.

It is important that you share this now. Someone somewhere may need this today.

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