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100 Needless Ways You Can Die In Nigeria by OkunrinMeta: 9:12pm On Dec 07, 2019
In order to manage risks, we must be aware of the risks. Here is a list of 100 ways that people get killed unnecessarily in Nigeria:

1. ROBBERY: This happens in every country. But it is worse here because of our inadequate security apparatus that seem to only protect the rich and the politicians. You can never trust the Nigerian Police Force to show up on time to stop a robbery because maintaining roadblocks for the sake of collecting "rogger" is more important to them.

2. Malaria: Malaria is probably one of the biggest causes of death in this country. The painful part is that it can be prevented but our leaders are still busy embezzling funds that should have been expended on improving our Healthcare facilities and cleaning up the environment. In response, we fold our arms doing nothing expecting that the leaders to eventually get tired of stealing, grow a conscience and do the right thing. I would suggest that in addition to doing nothing, try to buy mosquito net for yourself and your family because malaria can kill you.

3. Police Report: You'll be surprised at the number of people who have died from gunshot wounds or stab wounds because the hospitals were waiting for police report. Police reports are so important in Nigeria. More important than saving the lives of the people that the Police failed to protect.

4 Electricity: There are a number of ways electricity can kill you in Nigeria. First, you could be hit by a falling electric pole or cable. It's rare but possible especially when it rains. If you are in an operating room and the power goes off, bye bye. The transformer on your street could blow up. The absence of streets light could cause a road accident. Power surge could cause a fire or electric shock. So be careful.

5. Tankers and Containers: I refer to heavy utility vehicles commonly called tankers. These vehicles are mostly locally modified away from factory specifications. That's the normal in Nigeria and the FRSC seems to have approved this practice as no one is ever punished for altering the factory specs of these vehicles. The round enclosures where fuel is put are manufactured locally and mounted on the back of trailers. Often this is poorly done amidst other alterations to the factory specifications. Also, shippers containers are simply put on the back of flatbed trailers with nothing to hold them in place. The FRSC and LASTMA seem to be very ok with this practice even though these vehicles roll over every day, killing scores of people every period. So when you see these vehicles, know that they are government approved and they can kill you. The government does not yet believe that these accidents and tanker explosions are good enough reasons to seek alternative means of transporting fuel. Until they do, run away from all appearances of tanker.

6. Picture Lovers: Ever see those people who take pictures of everything? I bet you may be one of them or you have a few as friends. Well, they can kill you. Because when there is an accident or robbery, these people would rather video you by the road side as you struggle for your life instead of taking steps to help. Especially if you suffer gunshot or stab wounds, even injuries from a crash. It's actually understandable that they would do this, they don't want to get into trouble with the police. There are thousands in prisons for crimes they did not commit. Thousands are awaiting trial. Consequently, witnesses may simple video you and put you on social media hoping a family member would see you before you die.

7. Election Violence: This is a constant and a regular supplier of victims to the gods of election every 4 years. People have died at every election since I was born almost 30 years ago. Next time you go out to exercise your right to vote, be aware that election violence can kill you.

8. Crazy Drivers: Tanker drivers, danfo drivers, drunk drivers, Okada riders, or just the impatient Lagos driver. All these people kill hundreds of people every period. It is as if they are on a mission to keep our population in check. Be on the look out. They can kill you.

9. Cult Violence: Aye gang, Eiye Gang, Baddo, Omije, Bukanneer, Alora, etc. All these are part of the devils special taskforce for harvesting lives untimely. The Government knows this and they do try to arrest them. But if you are a Nigerian student, you happen to be in the most vulnerable risk bucket for cult violence. Avoid cultists.

10. Building Collapse: Our government has always been very busy. So busy that they didn't have time for proper urban planning and monitoring. Therefore development comes first and planning comes after. As a result, we have a lot of unapproved and poorly built structures across the country. Especially in the Lagos Island area. So if you live in or around one of those structures, be aware that you could be killed when it collapses. The government prefers to simply mark these buildings for demolition and then wait for them to collapse, killing people.

11. Accidental Discharge or Stray Bullets:

12. Police set up and imprisonment:

13. Fake drugs


To be continued
Re: 100 Needless Ways You Can Die In Nigeria by Charleys: 9:26pm On Dec 07, 2019
Fake drugs.
Have you ever taken fake drugs, when you thought it was the cure to your disease or sickness.
Re: 100 Needless Ways You Can Die In Nigeria by OkunrinMeta: 1:47am On Dec 08, 2019
Fake drugs.
Have you ever taken fake drugs, when you thought it was the cure to your disease or sickness.


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