Know what to expect as a victim:
- People who are taken hostage or hijacked, tend to experience feelings of anxiety, shock, disbelief and confusion.
- This first reaction usually leads to resistance, or retaliation which could have fatal consequences.
Know what to Expect of the Perpetrators
- They could be tense, anxious and nervous
- They could display a tendency to overreact
- Do everything the perpetrators tell you to do.
- Keep your brain active, know your surroundings.
- Listen for distinctive noises and sounds.
- Try to remind cool and calm.
- Fall flat and remain down during the relieving attack.
- Do not at any time become panic stricken or hysterical.
- Do not offer any form of resistance.
- Do not become abusive and aggressive or lose your temper.
- Do not threaten or provoke the captor(s)
- Don’t try to be a hero.
- Do not engage in an argument with the captor(s)
- Do not engage in any whispered conversations with the perpetrators.
- Make sure that you have a tracking devise in your vehicle.
- Tracking devise to be tested regularly’
- Always inform someone of your movements, the route that you will be taking, and the estimated arrival time.