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.