By John Ikani
The Department of State Services (DSS) has cautioned Nigerians against flaunting their wealth in public.
The warning given by Director, Security Enforcement of the secret service in Kwara Command, Paul Oduh comes days after a lavish burial in Oba, Anambra state, staged by night club owner, Obi Cubana.
Speaking during a paper presentation entitled: “Security tips for health practitioners in Kwara”, at a symposium organised by the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Friday, Oduh said public show of affluence attracts criminal elements.
According to him, “People must adopt moderate lifestyles so as not to fall prey to these criminal elements.”
The Deputy DSS director also warned against negative habitual routines, such as keeping late nights and driving on a particular route every time.
“The country is ravaged by insecurity on a daily basis. However, people should not despair, security should be the 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 a 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 added.