(VIDEO) EXCLUSIVE: SECURITY ADVISORY TIPS - WEEKLY SECURITY DASHBOARD FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 10 - 15, 2021
Nigeria insecurity challenges have become so culturally, religiously and socially intertwined that there is a need for all hands to be on deck to achieve a serene and peaceful co-existence.
The unprecedented spike in insecurity enveloping Nigeria's clime has reached such a crescendo, especially in the reviewing month, October 2021 that ignorance of basic security tips is no longer tolerable as an excuse by anyone whatsoever.
Moreover, it is yet to be established how a combined team of all security personnel operating non-stop round the clock can dissipate the requisite resources, sufficient personnel, and the wherewithal to effectively and securely guard a teeming population estimated at 200million as at the last count.
In addition, the heightening palpable tension, fear and foreboding of doom crisscrossing from one region to the other in a spider-web relationship establishes the urgent need for thorough security advisory tips. Worthy of mention include daily massacre witnessed in the heat of Anambra forthcoming elections. Others include the unabated orgy of killings and violence associated with banditry and insurgency in the Northern region; IPOB's litany of threats and wanton destruction in the South-Eastern region; recurrent Piracy cases in the South-South environs, and the escalation of all forms of criminal activities in the South-West jurisdiction. However, the crescendo is the overwhelming atmosphere of gloom with which the nation anticipates the first anniversary of the #ENDSARS protest. The thick, dark clouds are so evident that even the blind can see it, and the deaf feel its presence.
Though the circle of insecurity is not what can be detangled and instantly reversed from worst to best in the blink of an eye; however, safety advisory tips equip us with the ability to be proactive, guarding against surprise attacks, or reduce the severity and impact of any attack and even utilize Intelligence reports to prevent some occurrences.
Since insecurity is a war that neither distinguishes the poor from the rich, it is incumbent on all to unite forces to fight the spread of terror and fear illuming the atmosphere; for if, the poor man's poverty is the rich man's sleepless nights; then the poor man's fears should ignite the rich man's headache.
Against the above backdrop, Eons Intelligence in these Exclusive highlights security advisory tips needed by all stakeholders especially in October, during the "Ember" months and until insecurity challenges within the nation abates.
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1. THREATS BY DIFFERENT ORGANIZED GROUPS
Experts believe that miscreants and hoodlums tend to hide under cover of threats issued by any organized group (e.g. SEPARATIONISTS groups etc.) to perpetrate mayhem and unleash terror on innocent people and selected elites accordingly.
Security Advisory Tips:
Eons Intelligence, therefore, advises the government to be proactive whenever such threats surface by stem the tide in advance, rather than waiting for the storm to arise and attempt after that to quell it.
Groups making any form of demand should ensure that in the course of ongoing deliberations with the necessary bodies, their members are atop the game as not to allow unauthorized persons to hijack the event and wreak havoc.
Relating this to especially the farmer/herders clashes, the government at all levels should synergize efforts to mitigate against incessant herders/farmers clashes and ensure that unauthorized persons are not allowed to enforce the enacted anti-open-grazing law.
In addition, the Federal government can team up with the different state governments where anti-open grazing laws exist, to harmonize their position to prevent hoodlums from taking the law into their hands.
Furthermore, security operative should deploy their expertise in diffusing tension by clamping down on any criminal elements, which may inadvertently attempt to implement such a ban to deter the intention.
2. INCESSANT ATTACKS ON SECURITY OPERATIVES
Given the anticipated first anniversary of the botched #ENDSARS protest, tension abides by possible heightened attacks on security operatives and security infrastructures with a view to stockpile weapons. Acquisition of such cache of weapons may be through harnessing the element of surprise attacks on security operatives and buildings.
Security Advisory Tips:
Maximum-security alertness and situational awareness across all security facilities and by all security personnel are paramount.
All patrol vehicles should be functional and duly equipped, while non-functional vehicles should be overhauled immediately or suspended from further usage.
There is a need to activate an effective synergy and intelligence sharing among all security operatives for enhanced aggressive raids of identified hot spots in the different states.
There is a need for the implementation and immediate execution of effective strategic plans by the different States Ministry of Education to ensure the protection of children in the different schools across the state, with exigency plans in place in the case of emergency.
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3. DESTRUCTION OF BANDITS SAFE-HAVEN THROUGH ONGOING MILITARY OFFENSIVES
Experts alert that the ongoing military offensive by the military would disperse fleeing bandits from their erstwhile safe-haven to different parts of the country under different guises. While some may apply under the guise of security guards, others may yet surface as sojourners or even petty traders. Due to the above, the following security advisory tips becomes necessary:
Security Advisory Tips:
Residents are advised to always be situationally aware of the environment.
Report strange faces and characters to the nearest police station.
Be equipped with the contact details of different security operatives within your jurisdiction.
Minimize non-essential travels
Ensure a trusted relative is aware of your movement at all times
Minimize unnecessary display of wealth
Curtail night activities
Ensure your vehicles are in proper working conditions at all times, especially on occasions where you need to embark on trips
Be cautious of your association
Ensure dual protection at home, especially at night.
Be vigilant and report any suspected bandit or “ bandit harbourer” to the nearest police station
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