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Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by lazsnaira(m): 11:51am On Jan 21, 2017
WHY ARE THERE MORE MILITARY CHECKPOINTS IN THE SOUTH EAST THAN THE REST OF NIGERIA PUT TOGETHER?
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by Mynd44: 11:55am On Jan 21, 2017
You believe there are more military check points in the SE than the NE? shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by thesicilian: 11:59am On Jan 21, 2017
He's just trying to whip up tribal sentiments again

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by Afriifa(m): 12:00pm On Jan 21, 2017
Nairaland definition:
home of Tribal slaves. home of Geopolitical slaves. home of Religion Slaves. home of Political slaves

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by tankara1010: 12:03pm On Jan 21, 2017
Mydn44:
You believe there are more military check points in the SE than the NE? shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Who asked you? Bigot and tribalist
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by muykem: 12:03pm On Jan 21, 2017
Flash point.
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by lazsnaira(m): 12:51pm On Jan 21, 2017
Mynd44:
You believe there are more military check points in the SE than the NE? shocked shocked shocked shocked

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PUT IT TO PUBLIC VOTE! ...even arround the university soldiers are on patrol
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by nwaanambra1(m): 1:04pm On Jan 21, 2017
Mynd44:
You believe there are more military check points in the SE than the NE? shocked shocked shocked shocked

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OGA! U THINK HE IS JUST SAYING IT!!


WELL TRAVEL TO THE EAST AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF!

NOT JUST ARMY, POLICE - (EVERY 2KM!) CUSTOMS -(EVERY 10KM!) ROAD SAFETY-(EVERY 12KM!)

NOW CIVIL DEFENSE IS ALSO SERIOUSLY HUSTLING FOR SPACE!


Na were southeast take offend this zoo - sorry this abattoir of a nation?? eh kwa!

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by babyfaceafrica: 1:05pm On Jan 21, 2017
That is the most stubborn region
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by owodokiri: 1:19pm On Jan 21, 2017
I grew up in the south east thinking that the military/police checkpoints are standard security measures essentially needed to maintain peace in any given society. By this , i mean that by the time i graduated from the university, i have so much gotten used to having police check points around, that when i don't see them, impulsively, i start to feel like that place has got 'no security' and the inhabitants are at the beck and call of hoodlums, even if there is a police post nearby..., then youth service in Kano at the height of the shariah riots in 2000, and from Abuja to kano, i met about only 2 or 3 military checkpoints around kaduna-Zaria, ..,ad-hoc measures put in place aftermath of the bloody riots that gulped the lives of thousands just few weeks back. That number of checkpoints, is what you will find within 4 poles in one eastern road.

The police check-points in the east were imposed in the form they are today immediately after the war. They are supposed to have been removed few months after or at worst within a year, but somehow the series of apartheid regimes we have had at the federal level have made them a permanent feature on eastern roads to our collective pain. Sometime in the mid 2000s, it got worse to the extent that mobile police men were almost manning check-points like every '2 poles', each check-point collecting bribes for all sorts reasons, from unfortunate motorists while practically bringing the commercial activities in this area to a standstill. Lots of drivers and motorists have been killed over arguments with overzealous security agencies, most times over refusal to pay bribes.

It is also interesting to note that having become a permanent feature in the east, we started seeing the practice slowly being exported to some parts of the country by disgruntled security agents who couldn't make as much as they did from bribes on the roads after being posted out of the east. In-fact there were stories of police men and officers actually paying bribes to be posted to the east.., to such places as Onitsha, in order to go and "hammer". Onitsha itself has commercially deteriorated under the enormous weight of these check-points as traders from such places as Cameroun and other African countries that used to visit now shy away because of the fear of being rounded up by a vindictive police demanding for "invoice and receipts" or face paying heavy bribes/detention. It is insane.

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by Corrinthians(m): 1:23pm On Jan 21, 2017
lazsnaira:
WHY ARE THERE MORE MILITARY CHECKPOINTS IN THE SOUTH EAST THAN THE REST OF NIGERIA PUT TOGETHER?
Typical idiocy precipitated by acute victim mentality. And im very sure if you ask him, he's not travelled outside his village, yet he knows there are more checkpoints in his village than anywhere else.

Ipob yoots live, breathe and survive on only lies.

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by Corrinthians(m): 1:24pm On Jan 21, 2017
tankara1010:

Who asked you? Bigot and tribalist
The op threw open a question. Are you the one to decide who answers?

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by DivneFavour(m): 1:27pm On Jan 21, 2017
Because according to FG that is the most troublesome zone.
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by kettle84(m): 1:42pm On Jan 21, 2017
DivneFavour:
Because according to FG that is the most troublesome zone.
the north east and Niger and zamfara are the worst.
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by lazsnaira(m): 2:47pm On Jan 21, 2017
Corrinthians:
Typical idiocy precipitated by acute victim mentality. And im very sure if you ask him, he's not travelled outside his village, yet he knows there are more checkpoints in his village than anywhere else.

Ipob yoots live, breathe and survive on only lies.
NOT IN ON YOUR FOOLERY

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by darknetcom: 2:53pm On Jan 21, 2017
because you have too much criminals like kanu...

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Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by lazsnaira(m): 2:53pm On Jan 21, 2017
DivneFavour:
Because according to FG that is the most troublesome zone.
THATS VERY FUNNY
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by OmidinaKayode: 3:00pm On Jan 21, 2017
We yoruba muslims embrace checkpoints manned by gambari police and army. This is because they are the conquerors of our land aka the estate of Dan fodio.
Re: Why Are There More Military Checkpoints In The South East? by megbu: 4:24pm On Jan 21, 2017
Mynd44:
You believe there are more military check points in the SE than the NE? shocked shocked shocked shocked

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You lot rush in to any southeast thread to trivialise serious questions like the op asked. A child that grew up in the southeast will be calm and casual about a lot of things until he ventures out of the zone either during youth service or search for job to other region and then the reality hits him on the face. He doesn't need any body to tell him what he observed by himself. And its not victim mentality because most of us did not see the war but the Nigeria state foolishly keep on reenacting the war scenario in the mind of highly impressionable youth. Do you like the status quo in this country? We are all holding ourselves down. Let truth and justice reign.

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