Inter-State Travel Security Tips for Nigerians

In recent times, there have been serious security challenge along major highways and inter-state routes in Nigeria.

The following tips have expounded to guide travellers in Nigeria, according to Murtala @Murtalaibin

  1. Don’t leave too early or in the late hours.
  2. Dress light for easy running or camping after capture.
  3. Don’t wear expensive clothes and jewellery.
  4. Get latest Intel on route and flash points.
  5. Be vigilant and observant
  6. Commercial vehicles are a good source of intel and situational awareness
  7. Big titles on phone attract big price (Alhaji, Chief, Emir, general etc)
  8. If possible travel using an average car.
  9. Don’t Stop to buy anything/ease yourself, until you reach your destination.
  10. Driver and passengers should focus on the road.
  11. Observe the movement on the other lane. (very important).
  12. Be calm and ready to make a timely judgement.
  13. If you can, avoid displaying materials that are affiliated with security agencies.
  14. Convoy movement has been an ineffective deterrent, as such maintain enough distance to make fast decision and manoeuvre.
  15. Observe checkpoints, security forces don’t dress anyhow.
  16. Worst case scenario, don’t run (criminals are now ruthless unlike a few years back)
  17. Observe the environment and conserve energy for the long journey ahead, mostly on foot and motorcycle.
  18. Don’t say No one will pay to secure your release (very dangerous).
  19. These are tips based on monitoring of security development. It doesn’t mean shield and protection.

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