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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

I AM SOOOOOOOOO MAD!

zombie o zombie
- FELA



I'm very sorry for the lack of update peeps, forgiveth thou me Parakeet, Zena, Unwrit, NDQ and Afro.

I am reallllllllllyyyyyy mad!

okay Smar, calm down, calm down and narrate this tale...

So my closest-to-best-friend will be getting married in August, the second saturday in August precisely, and her Fiance, who is a manager at one of the top consulting firms world-over had an encounter with our useless-for-every-situation-except-the-unimportant-ones military men!

Last week Thursday, BB (my friend's Fiance) stopped over at an ATM machine on his way from a client's. There was a queue, which he joined and patiently waited his turn. Shortly after, a soldier came along wanting to jump the queue and the people protested vehemently and insisted that he wait his turn! The military guy got really ticked off and BB, as a gentleman, tried to reason with him and calm him down while the guy just kept arguing.

At that point in time, a lady who'd been in line for a while and was pretty upset at the military guy's audacity put her foot down and would not agree to the "shunting". The soldier got mad and slapped her hard! That was when BB (as a well-brought-up young man who would never raise his hand to strike a woman) decided that enough was enough and proceeded to tell the illiterate soldier what he thought of his animalistic act. the soldier saw this as effrontery!

He went back to his cantonment, which was unfortunately close by, and came back accompanied by several other ignorant idiots like him and went ahead to "teach BB a lesson"! they beat BB up so bad that the guy had to be taken to IGBOBI! his arm was broken, he sustained injuries all over!

PEOPLE, tell me what lesson these wanna-be human beings doled out that day? that we should give them respect undue to them? or that we should not stand up for our rights? worse still, that idiotic soldiers are mini-gods? Pray, tell me what BB did wrong?

My friend called me the next day badly shook up, I saw RED and i felt so helpless! now THAT is what infuriates me, the helplessness! I wish, for the first time ever, that my father was a top politician or someone who could move and shake! Cuz those buffoons must not go unpunished o.

Anyway, BB's family is a wealthy one and the last time i spoke with him, he said he will be suing as soon as he is well enough and i plan to be in that courtroom. But, this isn't just about money, it's about influence. BB might be attending his own wedding wearing a cast for God's sake!

This injustice must end in this country! The same nincompoops are the ones hired by NYSC to infuriate us in camp, seriously, when are we going to get any respect for human lives in Nigeria? It's bad enough that the "littlest" infrastructures are not in place, cant we at least have respect for one another and peace of mind?

Once in the papers, we read of a politician who slapped a pregnant customer in Spring bank for speaking her mind or something just as inconsequential! thank God for an NGO that took it up and made it news, it would otherwise have been swept under the carpet as usual.

I just had to write this out guys, I've been boiling for days. I hope you all are good.

Oluwadee, ur day is very close now, i wish u a beautiful wedding and a blessed marriage sweetie.

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, I'm so sorry i haven't been over, i have to download flash player on my system first! and thanx Carl, i have changed to Mozilla, so i can do stuff again.

62 comments:

UndaCovaSista said...

I don't even know what to say to this. It's a crying shame!
I do wish BB a speedy recovery. He truly is a gentleman

Jarrai said...

I am furst.....!!!!!!!!

Ok to the more serious note on this post. Me, i cannot understand the stupidity of some of the military men in our countries...the little power they have they will abuse from sunrise to sunset....it really is a piss take.

I understand your anger...sorry your friends fiance got hurt. I hope he gets better before his big day

Those ignorant goats!!!! i hope they get whats coming to them...

LG said...

na wa o, *SIGHS*
hope BB is gettin berra ????
times like dis, 9ja dey shame me,
haba!! dis soldiers go enter bus/okada dem nor go pay, dem nor go join queue, dem go harrased us(civilians) no body go question dem, dem go smoke ganja/igbo/biro dey shoot anyhow,no body go call dem to order, *hiss*
9ja which way...

smara babes, ejor', biko nor vex ehn, nor vex

Zena said...

I am first, wohhhoooo (dancing and jubilating)


Ok, what fuckery? But honestly, do you think suing them would change anything? Will any course of action be taken?, some other BB will be beaten up as well for speaking out against their barbarism...Nigeria will we ever change?

We hail thee

Zena said...

damn, I realized I might not be first after all

bumight said...

that story gives me creeps!, soldiers in naija have to know tht they are nt the all in all, idiots!

warmest regards to BB.

Jaja said...

This is maddening.

I like to believe that there are an increasing number of Nigerians who speak up in situtions like this.
But I ve often wondered how one is to follow up a case like this after you have been harrassed. there has to be a way to [ even if you are nof from money]

Are there lawyers who would hear your case and take up your case....?

I have plenty stories to tell about things like this..

OluwaDee said...

10ks deariee.

Am so burnt 4 BB.

It is well.

Howz things @ ur end?

Free-flowing Florida said...

this is very irritating! in this 2008 of democratic rule! ha!

30+ said...

It's a lie you mean that kain rubbish still happens in naija.

I thought it had disappered since the days of military

Rubbish ni yen o

Mz. Dee said...

wow.. this is just too fuckin crazy.
How d hell could he slap a woman???

They shud sue the fuck out of those bastards!!!!

Sadly, nigeria has a fuckin long way to go..

Sorry bout the swearin luv... this just infuriated the shyt outta me!!

Please i hope BB is ok.. he did the right thing! Those devilz will surely be rewarded in due time!!

ibiluv said...

twinny........so cos u no get mozrilla dats why u no remind villa pple to vote for me...no sleep house tonight o...cos if i reach house...the thing whey i go do u#@$&^%$*^....

BB should send police to go beat them up....how u go sue *agbero* abi u no know say military fools na dia second name be dat????....kai wish him *speedy recover*..... dat...........

Carlang said...

Make that two of us.
I'm absolutely furious.

It's people like this that make me wish i had taken my physics classes more seriously.

I would have been well into the construction of my first Atomic Bomb..

Take it easy dear.
Take deep breadths.
Preferably with your mouth closed.

Stop readig andClose your eyes.
NOw Smile.
Er...Smile...
Wait...
Open your eyes...
Smargd. Open your eyes and read this...
Hey.
Smargd....
Look at the screen dammit!!


Open your eyes!!!

Carlang said...

Er...
FIIIIIRRRSSSTTTTTT???????

theicequeen said...

MCHuu thats the kind of bullshit that pisses me off mehn, somebody doing something that is wrong then topping it off with abuse of power...after people wonder why thers little good in tis country..Hoow would there be? when everytime somebody tries to speak up and stand up to the Bad, this type of nonsense happens...mchhhhh!...i follow you outrage jare....

sorry to BB mehn, i cant imagine, for this type of nonsense to happen a month to your weddin,....pray he gets better real quick!!

Shubby Doo said...

This is disgraceful… where is rule of law?…

Every time I think of moving back it is tales like this that stops me in my tracks… law and order just don’t apply in Nigeria… instead they choose to follows ‘the rule of gra-gra’…

It is so sad that enforcers (i.e. politicians all the way down the military and policemen) don’t realise that they have been given the authority to do their job… instead they are the ones that take misuse their power and position the most…

I hate that in Nigeria we simply follow the ‘do you know who I am?’ way… In a country when everybody hates to be challenged because they see that as disrespect… they have forgotten that respect his earned…


My friend had a gun put to her head after one army guy at a check point smashed her car window. It was only after they hauled him in and he found out her father was a major general that he started panicking and apologising…by then it was too late for him.
I hope BB deals with this one well…More importantly I hope he gets better soon for his wedding…

Afrobabe said...

Am I first???

Afrobabe said...

hmmm...don't think so..

Only in nigeria babes...

anyway I dont think any thing can come out of going to court oh....I think they should just find the people and beat the hell out of them...

isha said...

Na wa o. Why doesour country work the way it does? We need God. Let's pray for a miracle for BB. That's serious. hey ya.

Hope you're not too mad anymore.

Abbie said...

How infuriating!!

mizchif said...

Highly saddening!

fantasy queen said...

seriously? like seriously?
stories like this make me go crazy.

Today's ranting said...

wat??? This is so annoying. All because they are some idiotic soldier men doesnt mean they should put laws into their hands.

Twix! said...

I feel really terrible about this story. This is not the first time im reading or hearing stuff like this o. I HATE those people, why cant they be brought to justice immediately? The fact that they are millitary people does not make they unsubmisive to the law now abi? I pray justice is done hear o

Smaragd said...

UC is first on MY BLOG?!!!! Oh no!

sorry JARRAI, ZENA, CARLANG, AFRO...lol we'll rig it next time.*blows kisses ur way*

Thank u all soooo very much peeps, together we must find a way to put a major HALT to this crap happening in our country!

BB is faring better, and my friend is too, i'll extend regards from my blogfamille to them. thanx once again

princesa said...

This is why i call them bloody idiots!!!

BB get well soon o!

Smar, maybe i'll join u in that court room.

Smaragd said...

JAJA AND TWIX, welcome aboard!

Porter deHarqourt said...

if u r infuriated by this story then it's one of two things:

1) it's either u do not live in Nigeria...and I mean, day-to-day, on the streets

2) u've got a lot of INFURIATEDNESS in you.

i have several of these stories to tell, based on personal experience. this is our reality. it isn't a military hangover, it's a carryover really.

How to stop it is the big question!

tiwalade said...

Hmmm! It's such bloody bad shame...the thing is its so ingrained in the very core of nigerians...that attitude, wanting to get respect without earning it and always wanting to show that they are big men/women in every situation...from seniors in sec schools to soldiers..its the whole damned country! God help us.

hope BB heals very fast and hope those guys don't get away scot free.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

This is what happens when illiterates are given positions of power and/or prominence. It is down right appalling! I hope BB takes this up in court for real, because the only way change can come is if we start speaking up and speaking out. Folding our arms and complain will do absolutely nothing. Things like this make me question how I will ever be able to survive NYSC!! Hope BB gets better!!

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

that is just abso-fucking-lutely ridiculous...
arggggggggggggggh..you have transfered this anger in me...why do people feel the need to act lower than animals because they are wearing body odored infested uniforms..how fucking uncouth and animalistic can they be..I hope they get back what they dished to inncocent civilians a hundred fold...nonsense and ingredients..arggggg

how u dey sha?

naijalines said...

Na wa for naija o. God help us. i hope your friend's fiance recovers in time for their wedding.

Nine said...

I don't think legal action will get anywhere,not in Naija.If he wants retribution,your friend is better advised spending the money he'd pay a lawyer to either hire street advocates to "reason" with the guy, or putting pressure on his boss to arrange him.Yes,I'm bloodthirsty,I know.Sue me.

Be thankful for little mercies.It wouldn't have taken much else to kill him.Hope he gets better soon.

Afronuts said...

Man...madness is sure contagious! I got mad after reading this post. Boy! our law system needs to do something about this..

A groom in arm cast! Haa! Those soldiers! What a nerve!

Buttercup said...

thats just BULLSHIT! WTF?? we seriously need to keep prayin for our country! hope he gets fully recovered before the weddin..hows the bride-to-be holdin up?

Jinta said...

the abuse of power and lack of accountability start at the very top, i regret

Omosewa said...

Can you imagine??? Thats so not fair,my goodness. Thank God they didnt do worse, even animals have more class.

I pity the idiot who would slap me...heaven would receive an unexpected visitor, walahi.Hilllxxxxx

Sisterly, first time here too,hehehe. Ive seen ur name and tried to pronounce it once or twice lol.

I'll be happy to get the name of the samsung, although my dad would vex if i dont get the phone he gave me money for,lol.

ejura said...

I have wished time and time again that I had an alliance of some sort with somebody very influential. Those stupid men in their stupid uniforms with brains that reside somewhere in their butts have no clue what the word RESPECT means.
I feel your helplessness. I do.

ablackjamesbond said...

This kinda of injustice drives me crazy.

BB should not only sue, he should make sure the guys responsible are dismissed from the army.

It is guys like that that go around raping women and children when they are sent as part of a peace keeping force.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....am so mad right now

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

i made a long ass comment about how mad I was that this people are taking advantage because they are wearing uniform..I cant find it here..abi you never approve am because of moderaton
how u dey?

Chari said...

I hoope BB got the officer's name?
If you get me the officer's name I think I get popc to pull a few strings...

hola back...

Smaragd said...

ALL, thanx peeps once again.

ZEPH, i apologize, i thot i'd moderated it! it's up now. mwah. i dey o.
CHARI, awww, really sweet of u, i'll ask him. thanx

Uzezi said...

sad. very sad. that was how i listened to a police officer give a speech that it is their right to kill civilians and traffic warders should carry guns to shoot drivers who refuse to stop. really sad.
our country and our uniform wearing officers need serious orientation about their role. the other day i heard that military police were going about town arresting soldier wearing their uniforms out of the barracks or cantonement. I pary something be done about the bridge between the civilian and the uniform wearing god, so we can really have peace. peace really.

Standtall said...

I am soooooooooooooo madddddddddd here right now. I wont go into the details of the ones I have witnessed too in order not for u to become madder. I hope BB wld be able to SUE them.

How cld they have slapped the woman for telling them to do wat is right!!! I am tired of this injustice

uNWrItten* said...

ARE U JOKING!! THIS SHIT REALLY HAPPENED..wow..this is when knowing somebody in nigeria will come in handy..those fools wil just lose their jobs and never be employed again sef..thats crazy mehn..serious abuse of power in our country its sooo sickening..
sorry bout ur friend o!..hope his babe is ok, broken arm ke?..hisss..those men are some serious idiots..im even burnt for u sef...

uNWrItten* said...

ARE U JOKING!! THIS SHIT REALLY HAPPENED..wow..this is when knowing somebody in nigeria will come in handy..those fools wil just lose their jobs and never be employed again sef..thats crazy mehn..serious abuse of power in our country its sooo sickening..
sorry bout ur friend o!..hope his babe is ok, broken arm ke?..hisss..those men are some serious idiots..im even burnt for u sef...

Nogo said...

OMG! That's so UNFAIR! I hope he wins his case. UUgghhh I can't claim anger but I'm definitely annoyed! And thanks for the positive vibes you sent on my page. I need that spa day... Lol xoxo

Nogo said...

Oh and congrats to your friend! I hope he doesn't have to get married in a cast.. :( SO unfair...

Aphrodite said...

I am also mad along with u jare!
Nonsense!

okay plzzz update,lol...

Allied said...

As I was reading, I kept praying that BB’s family should be a government official or something… That is the only way those people can be made scapegoats...

I am so pissed off

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

this is just wrong. wen will all this bullying stop in Nigeria??? wen would we be civilized to now wrong from right???

i hope BB gets better before his wedding, this is so sad.

rayo said...

this hapns lyk all tym, milit men r lyk next to God (in their diseased brains), its pathetic nd makes one wonder what hapnd to ryts and freedom in nigeria.

Tairebabs said...

It pains me when I see young soldiers pulling such stunts. It makes a mockery of terms like democracy and freedom of speech. I refuse to blame it on the military as an institution but on bad orientation of those soldiers. They are a disgrace.

Jaycee said...

This is really OUTRAGEOUS. Ohhhh noooo he didn't.

This stupendous injustice has to STOP!!! Ties into what my latest post is all about too...

CHANGE is coming...

Afrobabe said...

gone missing again???

Baroque said...

see eh, you have succeeded in getting me very angry this morning...i have no comments...but please, were they soldiers or mobile policemen?

Pls give us uopdate...i hope BB gets better b4 the wedding

LG said...

no update yett?????

anonymous gal said...

wtf. these military pple are asses o. i hope 4 once our courts will do justice

Carlang said...

Update or i send solders...

rethots said...

Hmmm, what more can be said??? It certainly cannot go on like this; a little while, just a little while.

doll said...

wow, this is so so sad. Happens only in Nigeria am sure. Pls keep us posted about the court case.

tami said...

useless people