The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned against displaying of wealth publicly, saying y it is very dangerous at this period.
The warning was issued by Mr Paul Oduh, the Deputy Director, Security Enforcement of the secrete Service in Kwara Command, on Friday in Ilorin.
He said this in a paper presentation, entitled: “Security tips for health practitioners in Kwara”, at a symposium organised by the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association
According to him, such show of affluence in public was one of the factors that usually attract attention of criminals.
He added that public show of affluence has the portency of attracting kidnappers, bandits and other criminals.
He pointed out that these were not the best of times to show off in the country.
“People must adopt moderate lifestyles, so as not to fall prey to these criminal elements,” he said.
Oduh also observed that boastful attitude and maintaining habitual daily routine can also make someone prone to avoidable attacks.
He also warned against keeping negative habitual routines, such as keeping late nights all the time. He added that driving on a particular route everytime can also put individuals under observation by attackers.
“The country is ravaged by insecurity on daily basis. However, people should not despair, security should be concern of all people and they must be enlightened on it,” he said.
“Security can never be 100 per cent everywhere in the world. People should be knowledgeable enough on those things they can do to protect themselves.
“Security denotes free from danger and protection of lives and property where individuals can pursue their lawful activities.
“There is need to accept that threats exist and people are targets of these threats. This is why people should put in place measures to safeguard themselves from such threats,” he said