A Nigerian man, Akinbusola Babatunde has shared 12 things to avoid doing as well as to do when one’s vehicle gets stopped by a soldier. His post is co
A Nigerian man, Akinbusola Babatunde has shared 12 things to avoid doing as well as to do when one’s vehicle gets stopped by a soldier. His post is coming following the increasing spate at which Nigerian are getting killed by security agents, unjustly.
Members of the public are strongly advised to take note of the following when a soldier stops you:
1. Whether they are in uniform or not, once a vehicle you are in is stopped, stay calm; avoid hissing and grumbling. Whether you are a man or a woman,
2. Please take the receipts of your electronic equipment, laptop or other bulk gadgets (original or photocopy), anywhere you go if you must carry them.
3. If you don’t have any means of identification from your school or workplace, get at least a national ID card or driver’s licence. It is crucial.
4. Delete all your bank alerts, and transfer sensitive information into a flash drive or memory card. Keep your financial transactions away from your phone.
5. Carrying more than one ATM card may bring serious problem for you in our present-day Nigeria.
6. If you must move at night no matter how close to your house, take your ID card and let someone go with you.
7. Dress responsibly – it will save you. Looking rugged and wild may earn you serious trouble.
8. If you are given a vehicle to go for an errand, make sure all documents are complete and up- to- date. Also, your driver’s licence must be complete before you hit the road.
9. When your car is being searched, don’t just look away in anger; they are doing their job. Just pay close attention to what’s going on, to avoid “had I known”.
10. If you are not sure of what someone is carrying in a bag, pack, or sack, please ask politely before accepting to give the person a ride. You may be arrested for what you know nothing about.
11. After any stranger you decide to give a lift comes down, move forward a little, park and search your vehicle very well before you continue so as to avoid harbouring any incriminating objects left behind.
12. It is mandatorily necessary you don’t keep this message to yourself alone…
TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED.