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By Gbenga Akindele

The first and second world war has been fought and is now past tense. The 3rd world war may start or not start anytime soon. What should civilians do during the 3rd world war?

I can see someone is already afraid. Don’t be. Its we humans that we be involved in the war surely. Humans with 1 head, 2 ears, 2 nostrils in 1 nose, 1 mouth, 1 tongue, 2 eyes, 2 legs, 2 hands together with skin. Male and female humans will be needed for the war to succeed. So, cool down.

The COVID-19 lockdown all over places is mimicking war situation and already the common people and the rich together with the wealthy are complaining that the lockdown should end. Complaining to government and praying to God.

Income of the populace have been affected just like it will happen during the 3rd world war. No one will be able to go to work just like in the 3rd world war. Walking on the streets can be dangerous during war time just as it is during this pandemic of the respiratory disease causing Coronavirus.

So, what exactly is the role of the civilian population in a war situation?

Well, like soldiers that will be in the war are pretrained, civilians need to start training themselves and their mind now. Have the skills needed for a national emergency.

Think of how to disarm the opponent (COVID-19) and escape.

Move to an area fr from COVID-19 fighting but don’t go with COVID-19.

Practice social distancing when you get to the safe place (build social barriers).

Avoid confrontations as a civilian with the enemy as much as you can in a COVID-19 war situation.

Have first aid materials in your survival pack with gari and water because war journey can be long.

When you hear gun shots in a war lie down and move as you are lying down.

This piece is to jolt our thinking and our thanking to produce a think thank…… think tank….


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