During my long career I have been in such situations numerous times and the threat of being set-up, ambushed etc. is always present but that goes with the turf. I am sure it was clear to the teenage gangbanger who was sitting next to me that if things went bad he would be the first to be gut shot; if I was going to suffer, so was he!
I am a great believer in learning from history, especially where military or security strategies and tactics are concerned. And this quote is as relevant today as it was over 2000 years ago!
Xenophon’s Anabasis, A Classic Text on Mercenary Warfare
The issues with voodoo cults and confraternities in Nigeria and West Africa is that many of them use their rituals and mystique to recruit men and women to use in criminal activities.
For a start always remember, if things go bad for whatever reason, you have no support. Your local embassies with do the minimum they are required to do if it gets to the stage of where you need their assistance.
Many Thanks to Counter Terrorist Magazine for publishing my article on Reconnaissance Operations.
I am always being asked about which guns are best for close protection details and personal defense etc… My answer is whatever you have access to and what hopefully goes bang when you pull the trigger!!
Gun addiction is something I have seen numerous time over the years and from a tactical and security point of view can be a serious problem.