The government has already alerted Ghanaians that jihadists are in the country. According to the national security ministry, the terrorist are suspected to be hiding in some mountainous lands in the Upper East and North East regions. But there is another security issue that is equally emerging and that is kidnapping.
Incidentally Kidnapping is becoming common in the northern part of the country where poverty is very rampant. With the terrorism scare in Ghana of late, many fear the kidnapped are going to be trained as terrorist. Others believe victims are being used for rituals. The latter is more likely because bodies have been found of late after the victims go missing.
To contain the situation, Dr. Kwesi Biney, a security analyst has proposed 16 tips Ghanaians can adopt to protect their families from kidnappers. We reproduce herein the tips to help our readers and their families in this security crisis.
We humbly entreat our followers to help their friends and relatives by sharing these tips with them.
Tip 1. Never use car stickers that say where you work, especially if you have a prestigious job.
Tip 2. Never share pictures of your kids in their school uniforms or badges. Protect your kids!
Tip 3. When you attend parties, don’t let the band get you so high that you start spraying money. Use an envelope.
Tip 4. Don’t be the one that tries to empty the ATM machine by making large withdrawals …You don’t need 50k in your wallet to feel like a man.
Tip 5. Always delete your bank transaction notifications, especially SMS ,you really can memorize your bank balance Shred ur POS/ATM receipts.
Tip 6. Don’t go jogging while it’s dark, you really should be smarter than that. If you can, get someone trusted as .
Tip 7. Always lock your doors, even if you’re only going out to switch off your generator.
Tip 8. Never ever wear your ID outside your work place. No one needs to know where you work
Tip 9. Be accountable to your spouse or parents, let someone know where you are at every point.
Tip 10. As much as you can, don’t send kids alone on errand outside your house, they are soft targets.
Tip 11. Don’t try to show that you are the richest in the neighborhood by making large donations in your estate meetings, learn modesty.
Tip 12. When you give, give with modesty and privately, learn to say “I can’t spare that amount now”.
Tip 13. Don’t stay late in your office long after closing hours. That deadline work can be done later or at home if you wish.
Tip 14. Make safety the number one factor in your decision always!
Tip 15. Mind what you post about yourself on social media.
Tip 16. Never make any attempt to open your gate/door to even your child, brother or any relative in the night particularly dead nights. They might be use to get you easily.
Share this to save a brother, sister, mum, child, dad. It is important you share this now, someone somewhere may need this today.