We would like to take the opportunity to write about the recent events in Kenya. If you have not heard, a militant terrorist group stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya on Saturday at midday Kenyan time. They allowed some religious faiths to exit while keeping the others hostages and even killed some. This attack has thought to be prompted by the Kenyan intervention into the troubles in Somalia to restore government security.
Situations like this are unlikely to happen in your lifetime, however with increasing terrorist activity it is important to know what to do if a situation like this occurs, not only will you know what to do, you may also greatly increase your chances for survival from a terrorist threat. Below is a list that our experts at Alpha 1 have put together to help improve your safety and security:
- Maintain composure: Even though you may be terrified, try to stay calm, you will be able to compose yourself and figure out the best course of action.
- Be observant: Keep an eye out and try to remember as much as you can, you may be able to track the criminal’s movement. You may also be able to give information to the police and help aid your escape.
- Put your captor at ease: Be calm, try to cooperate with the captors. By all means don’t make threats as it could cause you extreme problems.
- Communicate with the other captives: By looking after one another it will make the ordeal easier to handle. You may also be able to share information and plan an escape.
Situations like this may never happen to you, however it is always good to know what to do in a terrorist situation. Safety and security is our number one concern, it is always important to keep yourself safe and these tips will help to maintain that.