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  • Updated: April 21, 2024

Make safety your priority — Security expert to corps members

Make safety your priority — Security expert to corps membe

Prospective Corps Members have been cautioned against disregarding unfamiliar faces, unsolicited video coverage, or suspicious inquiries from strangers as these are potential indicators of impending danger.

The Corps members were also advised to emphasise personal responsibility for security in order to maintain self-awareness and confidence at all times. 

This advice was given by an Osun based security expert, Brigadier General Joe Komolafe (rtd) while delivering a sensitisation lecture to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Batch A Stream II at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede.

Addressing the gathering, General Komolafe defined security as freedom from risk or danger and underscored the prevalent threats facing society today, including terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, thuggery, and political violence.

The retired general urged the corps members to show respect for the culture of their state of deployment and to familiarise themselves with the customs and traditions of their host communities. 

"Prioritise your safety and avoid extravagant lifestyles. I recommend discretion in the use of the NYSC uniform and be cautious against disclosing travel plans. 

"I urge vigilance in crowded environments and cooperation with security operatives, particularly for those serving in educational institutions."

General Komolafe advised the corps members to cultivate cordial relationships within their neighbourhoods and familiarise themselves with security provisions and protocols at their places of primary assignment.

"Be cautioned against divulging personal information to strangers over the phone and verify the presence of security agencies when seeking accommodation."

Sternly rebuking against the misuse of drugs, reckless behaviour, indecent dressing, and online dating, General Komolafe urged them to prioritise their lives over belongings in the unfortunate event of robbery or kidnapping.


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