Travelling comes with some risks and the need for security can be a big deal in certain countries. For this reason, some companies invented a number of schemes to give travellers peace of mind.
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Now we are not talking about the little things you can do to keep yourself safe when you travel. For instance, not walking around at night in lonely streets, discussing with the police in a town you are visiting to get armed escorts upon arrival or keeping your money well hidden.
We are referring to professional travel security protocols. These services are provided by companies whose job is to analyze the security risk in an environment. Using these companies is like having the State Secret Service (SSS) with travel guide information working with you to ensure your security needs are covered. It may interest you to realize that companies like this exist in Nigeria to provide all-round security for travellers.
Here are two companies that provide such services and excerpts of what they do:
This outfit is the travel security and emergency response subsidiary of the Halogen Group Company. They have three decades of experience in technological powered travel security risk assessment from their presence pan Nigeria. This company utilizes local knowledge, alliance with national security forces, and operational infrastructure to ensure clients have an enjoyable anxiety-free movement pan Nigeria.
Some of their services include COVID-19 Airport protocols/testing, quarantine convenience, assistance for air travellers to fast track their clearance through customs and immigration, baggage claim and bodyguard services. They also provide first responder support to clients through their 24-hour dedicated command-and-control centre in case of emergencies or threat to life.
Contact Address: 19B, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
Telephone Numbers: 08165627001, 08165628509, 07000ARMADA
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Pilgrims Africa Ltd
This company is a 2007 registered Nigerian company and a subsidiary of Pilgrims Group Limited (UK). They provide secure journey management for road travellers within Nigeria, manned guarding, technical security support via installations of security systems, and risk management consultancy amongst others.
Pilgrims is based in Lagos, but they have branches all over Nigeria. They can be found in Port Harcourt, Calabar, Enugu, Ogun, Abuja, Gombe, Kaduna and Kano. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, most of their contact numbers for the different states are currently not operational. You can contact them through their central Lagos control room number.
Contact Address: 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Telephone numbers: +234 (0) 1277 9249, 08141380553
These are not the only security outfits offering travel security services in Nigeria. If you have ever had to use the services of a similar company, let us know in the comment.
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