Top 10 Security Hacks For Corps members during NYSC is just some random tips to stay safe as a Corper anywhere you are deployed to. You are in a strange state and in a strange environment, so these security hacks will really help you stay safe in every neighborhood as a Corper.
Below are 10 NYSC security tips to help you survive and stay safe throughout your service year:
1. Live together or around with other corps members
When posted to Place of Primary Assignment (PPA), try to stay or live among other serving corps members. It could be in a “Corper’s Lodge” built by the Government or the religious family house such as NCCF, RCCF or MCAN corpers lodges. Do not go and rent apartment all alone as a big boy or girl. If you must rent an apartment, let there be other corps members living very close to you.
Many corps members have been robbed, killed and some others raped because they lived all alone. Also, vital information reaches you faster when you live together with other corps members. Read also: Top 10 Killer Ways To Save During NYSC
2. Live close to your PPA
It is advisable to secure accommodation close to your PPA. Corps Members who live far away from their PPA are more likely to experience danger on their way. Also, reject accommodation offered by your PPA if it is not habitable.
Your PPA may offer you accommodation where they themselves cannot live. First, check the environment if it is isolated or lonely or not conducive just reject it.
3. Lock your doors at all times
Your doors should be under lock and keys at all times. This prevents intruders from gaining entrance into your apartment, especially for those corps members living alone.
There was a case of a young female Corp Member, she was living alone, and left her room open to take her bath. But she didn’t know that somebody went into her room and ‘drug’ her tea with doses of sleeping pill. When she came out from the bathroom and took her tea, she became sleepy, and eventually slept off. That is how she was raped by someone she did not know.
Some kill their victims after rape and some cut-off heads for a ritual. These will not be your portion in Jesus Name. Read also: Top 10 Chilling Facts About NYSC You Don’t Know
4. Be alert to any danger
Most likely, you would be deployed to a strange land where you have never been, you don’t know the ways of the locals. Be vigilant or alert to any danger signals. Start by studying your new environment, obey their culture and traditions. Report any suspicious signal to the nearest police station closest to you.
5. Always tell people of your where about
Make it a habit to let known your whereabouts to people around you. This is to ensure that you can be easily traced at any time. When you tell your friends where you are going, it makes looking for you easier. It’s not like you don’t have some privacy or somebody monitoring you, it’s just a precaution you should take just in case. Read Also: Top 10 NYSC Highest Paying States
6. Don’t stay out late at nights
Keeping late night is very dangerous, avoid it as much as you can, especially for female corps members. If it’s your state or area, it’s easy to go clubbing and do all that late night party. But hey! This is not your hood and you need to check yourself. You are likely to be the target of hoodlums or local thugs because you are a stranger in the land. Read also: Top 10 Reasons You Will Remain Broke After NYSC
7. Don’t flaunt your valuables
Do not let people know what you have. If you do not want to attract local thugs to yourself, avoid every tendency to want to flaunt your valuables. It could be your Laptop, Tablet or iPhone. These items may mean nothing to you but it’s a fortune to thieves especially when they don’t have to work for it.
8. Do not accept or ask for a lift from strangers
Be very careful as this is the easiest way you can be trapped. Be careful when accepting a lift from people you don’t know. Some are just looking for prey.
We have heard stories of unfortunate female corps members being kidnapped or used for ritual purposes. Take public transport and avoid accepting a lift from strangers.
9. Do not travel anyhow to visit home
Serving Corps Members ought not to travel to their homes without permission from NYSC. Some have died on their ways due to road accidents and this could have been avoided if they did not travel. Minimize your road usage. Since the history of NYSC, we have lost more Corps members to road accidents alone. Read also: Top 10 Ways Corpers Ruin Their Lives During NYSC
10. Beware of Riverside attractions
One of the saddest moments in the NYSC was a few months back when we lost 9 Corps members at once to drowning. After that, there have been several Corps members who died because of the of riverside attraction.
If you cannot swim, you should stay away from the river because it’s dangerous.
Now you have knowledge about top 10 Killer security tips for Corps members during NYSC. Please share this until every Corps members out there are safe and secured.
Thanks for reading.
Original article By: Ayeniyemzy