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It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by spicyuzo(m): 12:47am On Jun 29, 2018
It is heart-wrenching to know that the first thing that comes to the mind of someone who finds himself/herself close to an accident scene, or a mishap of any form is to start taking pictures and making videos.

Pictures and videos from the incident at the OtedolaBridge today penetrated all over social-media and news platforms just within a few hours, with different versions of reporting. This threw me into thoughts of how much we Nigerians have degenerated far away from humanity.

What has become of us fellow Nigerians?

Is it a clamour for popularity? Is it an appeal for likes and shares? Is there a bragging right or an award for live reporting from an accident scene? Or just maybe, is there a subtle innermost feeling of joy or satisfaction derived from reporting loss of live and properties directly as it is ongoing?
Please leave the reporting job to the press. Must you be a harbinger of bad news?

I ask you dear Sir or Madam Reporter, is there nothing else you can do to salvage the situation besides running live commentary?
What right do you have to take a video or a photo of people's lives and properties going up in flames?

Did you atleast even try to call the emergency and rescue authorities if that is the least you can do?
In fact, that phone which you are using for your live streaming news service, do you even have the hotlines or emergency numbers of the fire department, police, emergency search and rescue, ambulance service etc, stored on the phone?

What would have happened if most or all the cars travelling along the other lane had stopped, and brought out their car fire extinguishers. Wouldn't it have helped no matter how small, someone probably may have been saved, just one life atleast, or maybe even 1% of the fire may have been extinguished before the arrival of the fire fighters.

Let's now assume someone else called the emergency services, let's assume there is nothing you could do, atleast that is the deceit conviction you have given yourself, does this still justify you to start taking pictures?

You may ask, what then can I do?

Here is your answer.....Cry!!!!
Raise your voice and Cry!!!! Weep my dear brother and Sister.... Scream on top of your voice and weep until you run out of tears...

Weep because that cry you hear in the fire maybe the voice of the breadwinner of an entire family...

Cry because that cry in the fire may be the voice of the only graduate a family has ever produced, or it may be the voice of the only successful business man/woman who is the light of a family..

Scream because that smell of people burning in the fire maybe a group of students returning to their already awaiting family, or a spouse joyfully returning to the arms of his/her loved one after a stressful day.

Weep because while other people battle with maintenance of life quality, we are still battling with low live expectancy rates in Nigeria.

Cry because, just about anything, Anything is a threat to the life of a Nigerian.

Most of all, Hit your chest and weep for Nigeria...
Weep because most of the reasons why thousands of lives are lost in Nigeria, is not even a threat to the life of a stray animal in other countries..

Weep because the people we have entrusted to serve us, fix the potholes on our roads, provide us with alternative routes, provide us with basic amenities, ensure good town planning etc, are now the same people that will fly over our heads in helicopters and jets, while we burn and roast on the roads that are dilapidated and in utermost disaster.

Weep because while an entire force can be reshuffled and interogated for the loss of life of one citizen in some countries, we are conducting mass burials on daily basis here in Nigeria, and no one is held responsible for such impunities.

Fellow Nigerians, let it be clear to us that we are in no way better than those that lost their lives today or have lost their lives in situations like this in the past.
Let it be known to each and every one of us that we are in no way entitled to live even one minute longer than any of those people who lost their lives today.
No sane person goes out of his home with plans of dieing along the way, it is in no way by our power or our might that we are alive. It is strictly by the mercy of God that we are saved, let us therefore not take pleasure in taking pictures and videos from scenes, when people are in pains and anguish.

May the souls of those who lost their lives rest in the bossom of the lord, and may God grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen

We are humans, we are sensitive to the plight of fellow humans, we are different, We are Nigerians.
God save Nigeria!

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:57am On Jun 29, 2018
OP, Your article made so much sense to me.
It is so appaling seeing people click away and record on their phones in such perilous time.
Saving victims should be paramount in such instances


Going out and coming back home safely is really underrated.
May we never be victims of road casualties.


Take a look at them..........

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by BabaRamota1980: 1:32am On Jun 29, 2018
spicyuzo:
It is heart-wrenching to know that the first thing that comes to the mind of someone who finds himself/herself close to an accident scene, or a mishap of any form is to start taking pictures and making videos.

Pictures and videos from the incident at the OtedolaBridge today penetrated all over social-media and news platforms just within a few hours, with different versions of reporting. This threw me into thoughts of how much we Nigerians have degenerated far away from humanity.

What has become of us fellow Nigerians?

Is it a clamour for popularity? Is it an appeal for likes and shares? Is there a bragging right or an award for live reporting from an accident scene? Or just maybe, is there a subtle innermost feeling of joy or satisfaction derived from reporting loss of live and properties directly as it is ongoing?
Please leave the reporting job to the press. Must you be a harbinger of bad news?

I ask you dear Sir or Madam Reporter, is there nothing else you can do to salvage the situation besides running live commentary?
What right do you have to take a video or a photo of people's lives and properties going up in flames?

Did you atleast even try to call the emergency and rescue authorities if that is the least you can do?
In fact, that phone which you are using for your live streaming news service, do you even have the hotlines or emergency numbers of the fire department, police, emergency search and rescue, ambulance service etc, stored on the phone?

What would have happened if most or all the cars travelling along the other lane had stopped, and brought out their car fire extinguishers. Wouldn't it have helped no matter how small, someone probably may have been saved, just one life atleast, or maybe even 1% of the fire may have been extinguished before the arrival of the fire fighters.

Let's now assume someone else called the emergency services, let's assume there is nothing you could do, atleast that is the deceit conviction you have given yourself, does this still justify you to start taking pictures?

You may ask, what then can I do?

Here is your answer.....Cry!!!!
Raise your voice and Cry!!!! Weep my dear brother and Sister.... Scream on top of your voice and weep until you run out of tears...

Weep because that cry you hear in the fire maybe the voice of the breadwinner of an entire family...

Cry because that cry in the fire may be the voice of the only graduate a family has ever produced, or it may be the voice of the only successful business man/woman who is the light of a family..

Scream because that smell of people burning in the fire maybe a group of students returning to their already awaiting family, or a spouse joyfully returning to the arms of his/her loved one after a stressful day.

Weep because while other people battle with maintenance of life quality, we are still battling with low live expectancy rates in Nigeria.

Cry because, just about anything, Anything is a threat to the life of a Nigerian.

Most of all, Hit your chest and weep for Nigeria...
Weep because most of the reasons why thousands of lives are lost in Nigeria, is not even a threat to the life of a stray animal in other countries..

Weep because the people we have entrusted to serve us, fix the potholes on our roads, provide us with alternative routes, provide us with basic amenities, ensure good town planning etc, are now the same people that will fly over our heads in helicopters and jets, while we burn and roast on the roads that are dilapidated and in utermost disaster.

Weep because while an entire force can be reshuffled and interogated for the loss of life of one citizen in some countries, we are conducting mass burials on daily basis here in Nigeria, and no one is held responsible for such impunities.

Fellow Nigerians, let it be clear to us that we are in no way better than those that lost their lives today or have lost their lives in situations like this in the past.
Let it be known to each and every one of us that we are in no way entitled to live even one minute longer than any of those people who lost their lives today.
No sane person goes out of his home with plans of dieing along the way, it is in no way by our power or our might that we are alive. It is strictly by the mercy of God that we are saved, let us therefore not take pleasure in taking pictures and videos from scenes, when people are in pains and anguish.

May the souls of those who lost their lives rest in the bossom of the lord, and may God grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen

We are humans, we are sensitive to the plight of fellow humans, we are different, We are Nigerians.
God save Nigeria!

May the souls of those departed rest in peace, Amen!

Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!....and God bless you for doing this!

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by joey150(m): 1:42am On Jun 29, 2018
So your 'solution" is for us to cry?

Tears now work wonders?

We should weep while other saner countries would enforce stricter guidelines to prevent lives from perishing like this in the future?

Nigerians should demand good governance, Nigerians should take to the streets if that is what it takes to recalibrate this country. I don't mind shutting it down for weeks if chaos is what would bring lasting peace, we might as well get on with it.

Crocodile tears isn't t going to bring one of those unfortunate souls back, neither will it prevent the next mishap from happening. Let's stop trying to play God. We need to get our acts together.

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Nashirushekoni(m): 1:49am On Jun 29, 2018
Digital world

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by yarimo(m): 1:53am On Jun 29, 2018
IPOBIANS are very good in that unfortunate and silly behaviours. undecided

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by dingbang(m): 2:21am On Jun 29, 2018
The phrase "Pictures or idonbelieveit" na wetin cause am

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by spicyuzo(m): 4:45am On Jun 29, 2018
joey150:
So your 'solution" is for us to cry?

Tears now work wonders?

We should weep while other saner countries would enforce stricter guidelines to prevent lives from perishing like this in the future?

Nigerians should demand good governance, Nigerians should take to the streets if that is what it takes to recalibrate this country. I don't mind shutting it down for weeks if chaos is what would bring lasting peace, we might as well get on with it.

Crocodile tears isn't t going to bring one of those unfortunate souls back, neither will it prevent the next mishap from happening. Let's stop trying to play God. We need to get our acts together.

Crying is only an understatement...
Weep and weep out your hearts because it is the squeaky wheel that gets the oil...

Weep and reawaken the sense of humanity....
Weep and reawaken the sense of responsibility...

A politician that weeps genuinely for a loss of life, will not divert or embezzle funds budgeted for infrastructural development..

Weep out of empathy and watch Nigeria heal through acts of charity.
We have lost our sense of empathy, and this is why someone can embezzle millions without blinking an eye.
We have grown stone hearted...
Let the tears flow as we regain our consciousness and work together as a community of human beings towards rebuilding our Nigeria.

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Nobody: 5:52am On Jun 29, 2018
Deep, very deep!
But it's the bitter truth on many levels.

The milk of human kindness is some people is dried up.

All these tragedies this month Father Lord have mercy.
May they all rest in peace. *sad*

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by sabenabeauty(f): 6:43am On Jun 29, 2018
In as much as you think it is mental

it'd go a long way as to helping relatives recognize a victim, identifying the vehicles or whatever that is involved.

even investigating the cause. it's only inhumane when you just stay there recording while watching another human who needs help urgently waste away

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Boyooosa(m): 6:43am On Jun 29, 2018
Izza lie
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by israelboy1(m): 6:43am On Jun 29, 2018
it is well
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by meezynetwork(m): 6:45am On Jun 29, 2018
Ok.
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Metuh: 6:45am On Jun 29, 2018
This is bullshit.

What will news agencies report?

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Neofingerz: 6:45am On Jun 29, 2018
especially those ones that are the victims taking it I'll be like where is brain located in their body again?

Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Deltatoto: 6:46am On Jun 29, 2018
spicyuzo:
It is heart-wrenching to know that the first thing that comes to the mind of someone who finds himself/herself close to an accident scene, or a mishap of any form is to start taking pictures and making videos.

Pictures and videos from the incident at the OtedolaBridge today penetrated all over social-media and news platforms just within a few hours, with different versions of reporting. This threw me into thoughts of how much we Nigerians have degenerated far away from humanity.

What has become of us fellow Nigerians?

Is it a clamour for popularity? Is it an appeal for likes and shares? Is there a bragging right or an award for live reporting from an accident scene? Or just maybe, is there a subtle innermost feeling of joy or satisfaction derived from reporting loss of live and properties directly as it is ongoing?
Please leave the reporting job to the press. Must you be a harbinger of bad news?

I ask you dear Sir or Madam Reporter, is there nothing else you can do to salvage the situation besides running live commentary?
What right do you have to take a video or a photo of people's lives and properties going up in flames?

Did you atleast even try to call the emergency and rescue authorities if that is the least you can do?
In fact, that phone which you are using for your live streaming news service, do you even have the hotlines or emergency numbers of the fire department, police, emergency search and rescue, ambulance service etc, stored on the phone?

What would have happened if most or all the cars travelling along the other lane had stopped, and brought out their car fire extinguishers. Wouldn't it have helped no matter how small, someone probably may have been saved, just one life atleast, or maybe even 1% of the fire may have been extinguished before the arrival of the fire fighters.

Let's now assume someone else called the emergency services, let's assume there is nothing you could do, atleast that is the deceit conviction you have given yourself, does this still justify you to start taking pictures?

You may ask, what then can I do?

Here is your answer.....Cry!!!!
Raise your voice and Cry!!!! Weep my dear brother and Sister.... Scream on top of your voice and weep until you run out of tears...

Weep because that cry you hear in the fire maybe the voice of the breadwinner of an entire family...

Cry because that cry in the fire may be the voice of the only graduate a family has ever produced, or it may be the voice of the only successful business man/woman who is the light of a family..

Scream because that smell of people burning in the fire maybe a group of students returning to their already awaiting family, or a spouse joyfully returning to the arms of his/her loved one after a stressful day.

Weep because while other people battle with maintenance of life quality, we are still battling with low live expectancy rates in Nigeria.

Cry because, just about anything, Anything is a threat to the life of a Nigerian.

Most of all, Hit your chest and weep for Nigeria...
Weep because most of the reasons why thousands of lives are lost in Nigeria, is not even a threat to the life of a stray animal in other countries..

Weep because the people we have entrusted to serve us, fix the potholes on our roads, provide us with alternative routes, provide us with basic amenities, ensure good town planning etc, are now the same people that will fly over our heads in helicopters and jets, while we burn and roast on the roads that are dilapidated and in utermost disaster.

Weep because while an entire force can be reshuffled and interogated for the loss of life of one citizen in some countries, we are conducting mass burials on daily basis here in Nigeria, and no one is held responsible for such impunities.

Fellow Nigerians, let it be clear to us that we are in no way better than those that lost their lives today or have lost their lives in situations like this in the past.
Let it be known to each and every one of us that we are in no way entitled to live even one minute longer than any of those people who lost their lives today.
No sane person goes out of his home with plans of dieing along the way, it is in no way by our power or our might that we are alive. It is strictly by the mercy of God that we are saved, let us therefore not take pleasure in taking pictures and videos from scenes, when people are in pains and anguish.

May the souls of those who lost their lives rest in the bossom of the lord, and may God grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen

We are humans, we are sensitive to the plight of fellow humans, we are different, We are Nigerians.
God save Nigeria!
no it’s not.it will be mental sickness to vote Apc and Buhari.im happy all the evil is befalling Apc states.here in south south we are good

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by coalcoal1(m): 6:47am On Jun 29, 2018
hmmmm
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by loadedvibes: 6:47am On Jun 29, 2018
I agree
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by moscobabs(m): 6:48am On Jun 29, 2018
joey150:
So your 'solution" is for us to cry?

Tears now work wonders?

We should weep while other saner countries would enforce stricter guidelines to prevent lives from perishing like this in the future?

Nigerians should demand good governance, Nigerians should take to the streets if that is what it takes to recalibrate this country. I don't mind shutting it down for weeks if chaos is what would bring lasting peace, we might as well get on with it.

Crocodile tears isn't t going to bring one of those unfortunate souls back, neither will it prevent the next mishap from happening. Let's stop trying to play God. We need to get our acts together.
U mean Nigerians should start gathering themselves at the point of the accident to protest?

You still dont understand op message

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Generalkorex(m): 6:49am On Jun 29, 2018
May there soul rest in peace
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Ellabae(f): 6:50am On Jun 29, 2018
I really don't find it funny nd cool.
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by wildcatter23(m): 6:50am On Jun 29, 2018
grin
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by mysteriousman(m): 6:50am On Jun 29, 2018
It is bad
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by vikacydevato(m): 6:51am On Jun 29, 2018
The first thing that ought to be in the mind of everybody is how to rescue victims.
Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Burgerlomo: 6:51am On Jun 29, 2018
Well said cool

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by SmartMugu: 6:51am On Jun 29, 2018
What do you expect when everyone is now trying to become a blogger or at least FTC on some Nigerian forums? This is Nigeria

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Neofingerz: 6:52am On Jun 29, 2018
joey150:
So your 'solution" is for us to cry?

Tears now work wonders?

We should weep while other saner countries would enforce stricter guidelines to prevent lives from perishing like this in the future?

Nigerians should demand good governance, Nigerians should take to the streets if that is what it takes to recalibrate this country. I don't mind shutting it down for weeks if chaos is what would bring lasting peace, we might as well get on with it.

Crocodile tears isn't t going to bring one of those unfortunate souls back, neither will it prevent the next mishap from happening. Let's stop trying to play God. We need to get our acts together.
first nonsense spotted

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Re: It Is Mental Sickness To Take Pictures And Videos From Accident Scenes by Afflalo(m): 6:52am On Jun 29, 2018
true talk

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