The Economic Community of West African States has warned staff to be careful on social engagements as they go about their daily activities.
In an advisory letter to the staff, ECOWAS implored, “Kindly observe the following: Maintain environmental awareness on your route to, and from work; watch out for anything abnormal around your surroundings, avoid and report same immediately, limit social engagements as much as possible and avoid going out at night.”
The advisory also implored staff to limit in-country travels as much as possible, whether by road or by air.
It further admonished them to keep to the main roads, avoid using deserted/lonely routes and dark alleys and avoid routes where rallies or any form of mass gatherings are taking place.
“Take appropriate security measures when approaching a checkpoint. Be prepared to take anti-ambush/counter surveillance measures always, and be vigilant at places of worship, markets, motor parks, filling stations and shopping malls,” the commission said.
It also urged the staff to avoid circulating unverified security-related materials on social media platforms.