State Of Kidnapping In The East

Kidnapped man in a dark room

The state of kidnapping in the east side of Nigeria has not only become alarming, but it has also robbed residents of the free will to move around without the fear of impending danger. The occurrences of kidnapping have become more rampant in un-popularised and lonely areas.

These lonely areas are known to house some of the deadliest and most notorious kidnappers in the area. The residents of the East side of Nigeria have cried out to the government about the kidnapping rate in their area.

The government has heard their cries but not much action is undertaken to solve this problem. It’s heartbreaking because the fundamental obligation of the government is to ensure the safety of citizens’ lives and property. As heartbreaking as it is, safety measures still need to be put in place.

As the saying goes “a stitch in time saves nine” and “He who wears the shoe knows where it hurts the most ”. The Nigerian government isn’t ready to take charge of the country’s bad security and fulfil its primary obligation so the people need to take charge. The people need to take charge by ensuring that they perform safety actions to protect themselves.

Human beings are the most intentional and unintentional beings, so if the government wants to do something it would have been done. Just like Peter Obi mentioned “The government and all security agencies who are at the forefront of combating insecurity, need to make extra efforts to arrest this growing menace of insecurity in our society”. This further proves the point that more efforts which the government needs to make aren’t being.

One day the government will wake up and become selfless rulers but before then something needs to be done. The people need to take self-cautionary measures to ensure their safety.

To prevent kidnappings, it’s important to take certain safety measures. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Stay vigilant: Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. Whenever your instincts are conscious please pay attention to them. If something feels off or suspicious, remove yourself from the situation immediately.
  2. Travel in groups: Whenever possible, travel with others rather than alone. There is safety in numbers.
  3. Stick to well-populated areas: Avoid isolated or unfamiliar places, especially at night. Stick to well-populated and well-lit areas.
  4. Maintain a low profile: Avoid displaying signs of wealth or drawing unnecessary attention to yourself.
  5. Be cautious with personal information: Avoid sharing sensitive personal information with strangers or on public platforms, social media especially, because you don’t know you may be watching you.
  6. Secure your belongings: Keep your personal belongings secure and be cautious of pickpockets or thieves.
  7. Use reliable transportation: Opt for reputable transportation services and avoid cheap transportation that puts you at risk.
  8. Share your itinerary: Inform someone you trust about your travel plans, including your destination and estimated time of arrival.
  9. Stay informed: Stay updated on the current security situation in the area through reliable news sources.
  10. Trust your instincts: If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a situation, trust your gut and take the necessary steps to remove yourself from it.

Remember, these measures can help reduce the risk of kidnapping, but it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and adapt to the specific circumstances you find yourself in. Naijassador sincerely wishes everyone to be safe and vigilant.


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