y Sam Esogwa
A security activist and public relations agent, Amb Bosinde Araikpe, recently launched the first edition of his security tips album at Golden Tulip Hotel, Port Harcourt.
The album, which features security tips to help people stay out of troubles, attacks, kidnap and armed robberies, also has the 36 states’ emergency numbers as well as the FCT Abuja control room/emergency numbers.
Addressing the guests briefly before the launching of the album, Araikpe, who said he is a United Nations Ambassador for Peace, said he was inspired to put the album together because of the missing gap between the public and the police.
He said the need to bridge the gap and help people to become more security conscious informed his decision to compile the album, adding that his plan is to share it to over one million, five hundred thousand Nigerians free of charge.
He therefore appealed to the guests to support the project in order to make the vision of sharing it free to the public a reality.
In their various brief remarks, some of the security agents at the event commended Araikpe and implored the public to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the project to get more informed about security, which they said would make their work easier.
Some of the guests launched the album generously.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the launching, Araikpe said the album is the product of his working relationship with the police that dates back to 2014 when he embarked on The Police Is Your Friend Campaign with Bosinde Dinner with the Commissioner of Police, now an annual event.
He said in the course of his work, he has discovered, to his shock, that many people are not aware of simple security tips that could help them escape trouble spots and situations hence his determination to bridge the gap with the album.
“The album also contains a song entitled: No Gain in Gangster, featuring Dr Barz and another song – My Case Is Different which featured Kella Kay,” he explained.