This is coming on the heels of the kidnap and subsequent releaseof the wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Margaret Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor road on Thursday, September 29, 2016 and was set free on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
According to Punch, the security outfits gave the government official tips on how to avoid being kidnapped.
According to a police source, “I am aware that the two security agencies have instructed these ‘big men and women’ on how to conduct themselves, especially now that criminals are targeting prominent individuals and politicians in the country. Some of them will be asking for more police security but it’s beyond that. They need to watch how they move and who they discuss with.”
The government officials were cautioned not to reveal their travel plans to non-family members and employees.
They were also warned not to go on long journeys by road, especially at night.
Some security experts described the incident as embarrassing, and wondered what the security operatives attached to the CBN Governor’s wife were doing.
Godwin Emefiele has however thanked President Buhari and security operatives for helping to secure the release of his wife.