- Terrorism causes loss of life and property.
- It is perpetrated by clandestine groups.
- It requires joint efforts to combat.
2. METHODS OF EXECUTING TERRORISM
- Bombing: e.g car bombs, suicide bombers, road side IED’s etc.
- Active shooters.
- Others: assault, arson, kidnapping etc.
3. SUICIDE ATTACKER INDICATORS
- Alone and nervous.
- Loose and/or bulky clothing (may not fit weather condition).
- Exposed wire (possibly through sleeves).
- Rigid mid-section (explosive device or may be carrying a firearm).
- Tightened hands (may be holding detonation device).
4. Action to take on bomb explosion scene
- Lie down to avoid injuries.
- Evacuate, open doors and windows, keep area clear.
- Evacuation Distance – as far away as possible.
- Do not touch unknown ‘suspicious’ items.
- Call the nearest security officer and Police Station.
5. SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER/GUNMAN
- Remember: Terrorists are criminals who are ready to die, and their aim
is to destroy as many lives and property as possible before they die.
- DO NOT PANIC.
- There are three (3) things to do in case of an attack:-
- If there is an escape route, get out and run.
- Leave your belongings behind.
- If possible, help others escape too.
- Prevent others from entering into the danger zone.
- Call for the emergency services.
- If evacuation is not possible look for a place to hide.
- Remain very quiet and Silence your phone.
- Hide behind large objects and Lock / block the door.
- Put out lights and be out of the shooter’s view.
- Your hiding place should provide protection against shots fired in your
direction and should not restrict movement if there is the need to move.
c) FIGHT OUT
- As a last resort and only if your life is at risk, whether alone or as a
- Improvise weapons.
- Act with aggression.
- Attempt to incapacitate the attacker.
Click the link below to view simulations of active shooter situations and
tips to surviving an active shootout:
Campus attack simulation:
Work place attack simulation:
6. (MIS)USE OF MOBILE PHONES
Do not lend your mobile phone to strangers who may request to use your
phone to make undisclosed calls. Calls made using your phone to
suspicious contacts may be traced to you during investigations.
Remember to destroy credit cards after recharging your mobile phones
because they can be used to place you at a scene of crime.
7. WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY-
Be conscious and report any suspicious persons and/or luggage to the
security officer or by calling the University control room on the
following numbers 0717035268, 0750982391, 0731453263, 020-2319186,
020-2319172, 020-318262 or the police on 999.
W. M. WAHOME
DIRECTOR, SECURITY & SAFETY SERVICES