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Important Daily Safety Tips For Surviving in Nigeria | General Security Tips



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Important Daily Safety Tips For Surviving in Nigeria | General Security Tips : Your safety and security in every aspect of your life is very important to us at PatriotNG. Use these daily security tips and general security tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your valuables. Keep reading to find out details.

What are the best personal security tips for your safety? How can you protect and defend themselves against crime and violence? What is the best security advice for you to avoid dangerous confrontations and situations? What are the measures to take in order to live safely? Well, I suggest you read on.

Important Daily Safety Tips For Surviving in Nigeria

  1. Don’t allow your children who can’t recognize voice, to open doors for strangers/visitors.
  2. Recognize the voice of the visitors/strangers before you open your doors.
  3. Lock up all your doors, when you are indoors, especially evening time.
  4. Switch off all your electric gadgets, before going out, even when there is no power supply from AEDC (For those living in FCT, Abuja).
  5. Check all your cooking materials, before you go out.
  6. Stay away from any strange man, who looks like a pregnant woman, he may be carrying harmful products.
  7. Lock up your cars, even when you packed them in your compound.
  8. Protect your cars and motorcycles keys from being duplicated by suspected criminals.
  9. Protect your sim cards, from being stolen by suspected criminals, else they can use it for ransome negotiation.
  10. Buy Fire extinguishers for your cars and houses.
  11. Tell the teachers of your children not to release them to anybody, except on your request with evidence from you.
  12. Don’t allow strange people to sleep in your house, direct them to the nearest Police station, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), DSS
  13. Don’t send your ATM, BVN pin to anybody on any account.
  14. Don’t pay for any car or Goods online, if you are not sure of the source.
  15. Don’t allow little children to go to school , mosque or Church alone.
  16. Don’t travel without informing anybody.
  17. Report all suspected criminals to the Police, Armed Forces, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), DSS.
  18. Lock Your Doors when you are Watching MOVIE or Your Favorite TV Shows.
  19. While Watching ur Favorite TV SHOW using a Generator and it Suddenly go Off, Don’t Rush Out immediately to Open your Door.
    It may be Armed Robbers.


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Top 10 Best Personal Security Tips for Students on School Campus

As a college or university student, chances are that, you are thinking of your friends, the late night adventures, the virtual freedom from your parents’ supervision, and your favorite games. But you are less than likely to think about one very important factor; “Campus security.” As an individual that passed through high institution in Nigeria, I know the hazards and travails students go through on daily basis. And I want to point out that this situation is only peculiar to Nigeria; because the same security challenges are experienced in the United States, Canada, Ghana, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, etc.

Now while on school campus, students are exposed to many security challenges such as bullying, violence, rape, robbery, etc. So, it is very important for them to know how to protect themselves from these threats or better still, avoid it entirely. So if you are a college or university student, then this article is for you. Without boring you with the long details, below are the best proven security tips for ensuring your safety on campus.

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Top 10 Best Personal Security Tips for Students on School Campus

1.  Keep your valuables cautiously and don’t tell your friends about it

One of the mistakes students make is leaving their valuables lying unprotected. If you are anything like such students, then changing now is better for you. Do not leave your textbooks, phone, laptop, jewelries, and other valuables carelessly all over the place. Lock them up in your cupboard when you don’t need them. Dormitory or hotels are public places that anyone can enter; an intruder may enter your dorm and cart away your valuables if they are not well kept.

2.  Keep your dorm room secure

If the door to your dorm is not very intact, you need to inform the appropriate personnel so that it would be fixed. The same applies if you stay alone in a room. But if you stay off-campus, then you must ensure that you have a good Grade-A lock. You can also install a basic alarm system that would alert you when danger looms. (Wireless alarm systems are a perfect choice because they are easy to install and remove, and they are affordable).

3.  Use the buddy system

What this means is that you should never walk alone. There is power in numbers; the larger your group, the lesser your chance of being attacked. This precaution should be particularly observed at night and whenever you need to walk past silent or desolated places. When returning from reading sessions or church services at night, make sure you walk in group. The greater the number of people you walk with; the better and safer for you. However, you should not use this principle as excuse to join a campus cult or gang; as there is no safety or protection in them.

4.  Watch your utterances on social media

While social media is great for interacting with friends and relatives, it could be a good trap set by you to catch yourself. If your Facebook status reads, “Will catch fun at the bar by 4pm today” or “Just chilling with friends at the beachside”, you are indirectly disclosing details of your whereabouts and movement plans. So, if some unknown assailants have been trailing you, they will easily get you through those words you wrote with your own hands.

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5.  Disclose your whereabouts to close friends

While it is risky to reveal your whereabouts or schedule on social media, disclosing this to your roommates or close friends is a good safety measure. Let someone know where you are going, who you are going to meet, when you are likely to be back, and your aim of going to the place. This precaution is even more necessary when you are going off campus. However, you should be careful of who you reveal your itinerary to.

6.  Store all emergency phone numbers

It is interesting how one tends to forget very simple details in the face of crisis. Yes, under threatening circumstances you can forget even your own phone number! So, a good tip is to have all emergency numbers stored on your mobile device. This way, you will easily dial the right numbers when faced with a life threatening challenge.

7.  Report any strange sight

Always act by the popular statement that goes, “If you see something, say something”. In other words, whenever you see, feel, or hear something strange, raise an alarm or make a report immediately. Keeping silent may be very dangerous and may lead to terrible consequences. It is better for you to make a wrong report than keep quiet and risk your life and those of your fellows. However, when making such report, you should consider your own safety first so I advice you make the report anonymously.

8.  Avoid disclosing personal details to strangers

One foolish thing that students do is to disclose their personal details to people that they never knew before. Most of the time, this happens during chat sessions or dates. Raise your red flag when a stranger starts asking you some personal questions during a date or chat session. Such a stranger could be very dangerous.

9.  Watch what enters your mouth

Never accept food or drink from someone who is strange to you. If you didn’t see the food or drink being made, never take it (unless it’s canned or bottled). Always keep your eyes on your food or drink during a party or date.

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10.  Learn basic self-defense techniques

It pays to know how to defend yourself or escape from dangerous situations. Yes, I started learning self defense and martial arts right from high institution, and it helped me a great deal. You can learn basic self-defense tips from your friends, from videos that can be downloaded online, from books, and from blogs and other online resources. Better still, I advice you sign up in a martial art club in your school; the most popular being Taekwondo. With a good knowledge of self-defense, you will be able to defend yourself and get out of crisis.


Important Daily Safety Tips For Surviving in Nigeria | General Security Tips

In conclusion, it is advisable that you avoid any meeting, engagement or friendship with a gang member or campus cultist; as they have a high tendency of betrayal and might get you into serious trouble. It is important you know that one of the best ways to ensure a fulfilling college experience is to stay vigilant and take responsibility for your security. Follow the ten tips discussed in this article, and you will have very little or no security problems during your stay on campus.

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Philip Akume is the founder of PatriotNG. His users calls him a top influencer on the web and Habuk Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. Philip Akume is an author at PatroitNG and was recognized as a top entrepreneur under the age of 25 by the Presiding Press Organization Inc.

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