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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 9:33pm On Jul 10, 2021
Tydarl:

You are one heartless and insincere person. Damn!
No conscience, just bent on defending Onitsha that has gone to the dogs! Read the room and stop being such a heartless marauder.

You are the one that's heartless and brainless. It is not a out defense but about saying the fact. The fact that there are pockets of motorpark touts in Onitsha doesn't mean it is not worse in places like Lagos and PH. Even traffic robbery is very common in Lagos, but not in Onitsha. Every major cities experience this type of thing because people from all works of life troop to such locations. Stop being heartless and reason with your head

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Tydarl: 9:36pm On Jul 10, 2021
Uwaomaokey:
Everyone reading OPs story should know that this is very true in any event you have doubts. In the last 5yrs I've been on the road from Lagos to all Eastern states, I know how these touts operate and in my opinion from Asaba(Close to head-Bridge or from Toll-gate) to all Eastern states is infested with Hoodlums and organized criminals, it is common knowledge that they work hand in hand with security agents, this thread has brought back memories of Onitsha and Aba, there's no difference between the two. I have numerous stories to tell. My aunty was kidnapped at Lagos Park with her driver, luckily, Kogi guys are brave(Saved the day by not handing over the car keys to them), she paid 200,000 plus, why? Because they used her kids as the bait, they told her they will shoot her kids and nothing will happen, all these was happening around 6pm, they held them hostage till 9pm. Furthermore, once our operational vehicle broke down close to Lagos Park just under the bridge, we paid a whopping N20,000 to the police officers nearby and slept in the police Van. To add more, I nearly lost my right eye to the touts because I fought them back from the vehicle and they responded by hitting me in the face, I admit I was really tired to continue the fight, ended up paying 2k to them as marching ground after I stepped out of the vehicle to start from where we stopped, funny enough it was Obosi boys, they had pestle, beer bottle, long sticks and short axes, and a noticeable cut to size gun.
Furthermore, I traveled from Umuahia to Onitsha, I was headed to Asaba initially, since there was no direct bus to Asaba from Umuahia, I opted for the Onitsha bus, we set out very late and we got to onitsha after 8pm, so I begged the driver to go down because it was ITCBus and drop us close to those Marcopolo busses so that I can get a bus to Asaba directly, when I got down, I had loads and my bag was very heavy, they rushed me and attempted to take my loads, I carried my bag first and was trying to jack the loads because the driver was very impatient when one of them took one of the cartons, I laughed at first because I knew what would follow, I got to one bus loading Asaba, and put some of the loads and firmly held my bag still, at Ugwu Obosi roundabout, I've put my smartphone, watch and etc inside my bag and prepared already, so I shouted at the guy with my carton to bring it back to the Asaba bus, he motioned me to come get it, I walked majestically to where he was and then he trailed further into the dark, I followed him and a woman was signaling me to stop, I haven't moved five steps into the dark area when more than six boys surrounded me, they were pushing me around, struggling to pickpocket me and some were just standing to make it look like it was a tout to tout in house quarreling, I stood my ground and fought back real hard, I returned every blow and kicks, luckily I landed some heavy blows to the guys struggling to get my bag not without me getting my own dose too and then retreated back to the road and insulted them more, taunting them to come to where there's light and fight, all these while they had my carton in their custody still, I went back to the Asaba bus, handed my bag over to a Northerner, I made sure of this because they have syndicates and returned back to the spot hauling insults at them and told them they will meet their waterloo, I went back to the bus and stood, one of them approached me and told me, I'm very stubborn and I should give him N500 to bring the carton which they put inside an Izuchukwu Busca, I obliged, however when he got to me, I gave him N150, he was infuriated and I told him of immediately, this happened on 30th June. I have bad tales about Onitsha and Aba, but I will stop here. If you are not from Onitsha, know your limits in between tough and a little diplomacy, in as much as they are scared as you are, they have nothing to lose because they are vagabonds. Onitsha is free for all.
To all Nairalanders, please copy this thread link and send to your sisters, brothers and etc, the world needs to know that Onitsha/Aba is a den of hoodlums and everyone approaching the city should be very careful, extremely careful and alert, make sure they read it as well.

Security tips to follow if you are driving mostly Sienna or any sophisticated vehicle

1. If you get to Asaba please "wound up" the car windows, central lock and keep a straight face if you don't know your way or new.
2. If someone points at your tires like an indication of flat tires, please do not ever stop abruptly to check them. You are likely to commit a dozen offense in their dictionary. Drive safely to a big Petrol station or look for a government facility, bank, hospital or church and drive in.
3. Learn how to use Google maps, do not ask any one for directions, if you must, drive into a Petrol station(big and functioning ones) there are small and near obsolete Petrol station who work hand in hand with these hoodlums, pretend to buy petrol because they are watching your every moves, and then ask the attendant for directions.
4. When you get directions, please do not raise your hands to point or try to demonstrate, this qualifies you as a JJC and you are inches close to being obtained.
5. If you want to buy soft drinks and etc, please hold your throat you won't die, just buy from those running up to the vehicle, however, do not "wound down" completely, a little for the bottle to pass through please.

Tips to Follow if you are Trekking

1. If they stop you at Lagos park, and you have luggages, get Keke (Drop), going to Owerri? Tell him to take you to ITC Park, from Owerri things are little calm. Going to Port-Harcourt, get to JCmass or Peace Park. Calabar and Akwa-Ibom, get to Owerri first.
2. Do not board unregistered buses, get to JCmass or Peace Park if you can make it, there's one on the Onitsha-Owerri road, and one by the left, get to the park and feel safe first. Try and get to JCmass first.
3. Do not ask random people for directions, scan the environment and ask traders with big shops, walk into a beer parlor or better still, ask POS attendants, they are everywhere, however, the red flag is, if they are watching you, they will assume you have money, ask, keep a straight face and walk boldly, not too boldly, a mixture of majestic and bold.
4. Do not accept random act of kindness from these angels, they are leading you to their den to be obtained.
5. Do not take unfamiliar shortcuts at night around the axis, you might be fatally wounded if involved in any scuffle with them.
6. Do not gesticulate unnecessarily.
7. Again, if you mistakenly fall into their trap, shout, keep shouting, only advisable during the day.

Please Nigerians should stop the I don't care attitude, I've been warned severally by my family, to stop the helper thing, but how will Nigeria get better, I do not need to narrate my ordeals trying to help people in the same condition

It's like I'll do a thread for Travelers who are unfamiliar with their route, hopefully when I'm free.
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Tydarl: 9:38pm On Jul 10, 2021
collagiatepaper:


You are the one that's heartless and brainless. It is not a out defense but about saying the fact. The fact that there are pockets of motorpark touts in Onitsha doesn't mean it is not worse in places like Lagos and PH. Even traffic robbery is very common in Lagos, but not in Onitsha. Every major cities experience this type of thing because people from all works of life troop to such locations. Stop being heartless and reason with your head

People like you actually make me realize that there is no hope for Nigeria. You are actually a very wicked person, for trying to downplay the inportance of this thread, turn it into a tribal war and make mockery of the Ops warning to people.

You are wicked and I hope you find peace, if you deserve peace.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 9:41pm On Jul 10, 2021
You are the one that's heartless and wicked. You came here to talk nonsense about Onitsha, whereas the same thing you accused Onitsha for, is worse in Lagos, PH, etc. Wicked heartless soul, you think we don't know what you guys are up to. Nonsense


Tydarl:

People like you actually make me realize that there is no hope for Nigeria. You are actually a very wicked person, for trying to downplay the inportance of this thread, turn it into a tribal war and make mockery of the Ops warning to people.You are wicked and I hope you find peace, if you deserve peace.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Tydarl: 9:49pm On Jul 10, 2021
collagiatepaper:
You are the one that's heartless and wicked. You came here to talk nonsense about Onitsha, whereas the same thing you accused Onitsha for, is worse in Lagos, PH, etc. Wicked heartless soul, you think we don't know what you guys are up to. Nonsense



I have actually not typed a single word about Onitsha as I have never been to the hell-hole. My best friend is from Ekwusigo and almost lost her life to the touts in Onitsha.

I can imagine that rage and bigotry won't let you think straight. You are so angry at this thread that you have typed Lagos a hundred times.
Let people learn from Ops experience and stop being a wicked person.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 9:53pm On Jul 10, 2021
You haven't been to Onitsha but you are here heartlessly talking about the city.

I have a yoruba friend that lost their family members to motorpark touts that were chasing the bus they boarded in oshodi.

I have another yoruba from from Osun that equally lost family members in Lagos traffic robberies.

Lagos is a hellfire on earth, that's why it is rated the most dangerous place to live on earth.

You are a wicked heartless soul that has continued to play down the hell going on in your hellfire called Lagos.


Tydarl:

have actually not typed a single word about Onitsha as I have never been to the hell-hole. My best friend is from Ekwusigo and almost lost her life to the touts in Onitsha.I can imagine that rage and bigotry won't let you think straight. You are so angry at this thread that you have typed Lagos a hundred times.
Let people learn from Ops experience and stop being a wicked person.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Tydarl: 9:54pm On Jul 10, 2021
collagiatepaper:
You haven't been to Onitsha but you are here heartlessly talking about the city.

I have a yoruba friend that lost their family members to motorpark touts that were chasing the bus they boarded in oshodi.

I have another yoruba from from Osun that equally lost family members in Lagos traffic robberies.

Lagos is a hellfire on earth, that's why it is rated the most dangerous place to live on earth.

You are a wicked heartless soul that has continued to play down the hell going on in your hellfire called Lagos.




You need help. Get help.

@mentallyawareng can help you.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by pixey(m): 9:56pm On Jul 10, 2021
collagiatepaper:



You are the one that has the inability to reason. Why can't you understand that what the OP is talking about is a common thing in major cities, but it is worse in Lagos
I understood he was specific about the vices of Onitsha not Lagos.Lagos has its own vices same as PH but Onitsha is way ahead of them.
No shock absorber at all. Very immature tribal bigot! I just learnt that I am talking to a kid here who does not have an open mind.No be by force to learn how to reason and see others perspective.Cheers!

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by UncutSk(m): 9:56pm On Jul 10, 2021
Onitsha to Owerri is 1k
Dem don Scam una

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 9:57pm On Jul 10, 2021
Tydarl:

ou need help. Get help.
@mentallyawareng can help you.


That guy need to help you, not me.

This is the same hellfire called Lagos that's rated the world most dangerous city. Onitsha is like heaven compare to Lagos. Keep deceiving yourself wicked heartless fellow

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 10:00pm On Jul 10, 2021
Onitsha is a learner where Lagos is. Lagos is the world's most dangerous city. Onitsha and PH are learners.

See the Lagos that everyone in the world knows that it is the most dangerous place on earth. Do you know what it means to tag a place - MOST DANGEROUS. Please go back to school


pixey:

I understood he was specific about the vices of Onitsha not Lagos.Lagos has its own vices same as PH but Onitsha is way ahead of them.
No shock absorber at all. Very immature tribal bigot! I just learnt that I am talking to a kid here who does not have an open mind.No be by force to learn how to reason and see others perspective.Cheers!

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Powerforyouth: 10:03pm On Jul 10, 2021
So Onitsha hasn't change from their attitudes, someone need to be smart while dealing with those people @ Onitsha especially upper weka
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 10:04pm On Jul 10, 2021
This is the hellfire they wanna compare to learner- Onitsha. Shameless people

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by estheI(f): 10:05pm On Jul 10, 2021
Binance:

Useless Good for nothing animal like you
hahaha them don ban this mumu see as e dey pain am.
next time you learn how to respect a lady who can feed you and your generations

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by estheI(f): 10:09pm On Jul 10, 2021
collagiatepaper:
This is the hellfire they wanna compare to learner- Onitsha. Shameless people
you're jobless

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 10:09pm On Jul 10, 2021
No African city is mate to Lagos when it comes to being dangerous. Find out the meaning of dangerous, then you will understand the hellfire called Lagos better . The likes of PH, Onitsha, kano, Warri, etc, are learners compare to Lagos

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by collagiatepaper: 10:10pm On Jul 10, 2021
estheI:
I am jobless

I should have known
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by estheI(f): 10:12pm On Jul 10, 2021
Uwaomaokey

God bless you Uwaomaokey for this enlightening post.
Thank you very much
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Progressyac: 10:18pm On Jul 10, 2021
Is too bad
not fair
Remember what goes around comes around
This people should stop bringing bad names to the south east
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Yankee101: 10:23pm On Jul 10, 2021
Guns need to be legal in nigeria
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Drizzy5001(m): 10:36pm On Jul 10, 2021
Oluwapresley:
They should just burn this country down. It's not worth it. Nigerians are a big problem!

Modified:

I have seen an organization of people work without well thought out systems in place. The people just live and let live and live in peace, harmony and progress.

But you see this Nigeria, even with all of the systems put in place and the ones we will still put in place, the Nigerian man and woman is just a problem and would cause nothing to work.

Just yesterday I went out to get groceries on my street o! Only to see a battalion of youths wielding sticks and extorting money from everyone and anyone on the road all in the name of following a masquerade. Imagine! Extorting people of their hard earned money because they are celebrating a damn culture and parading a damn masquerade.

People started to hurriedly close their shops for fear of being vandalized. They probably closed cox of previous experiences.

And you say Nigerians are not finished?

It will take at least 10 generations to cleanse us from this rot!
No be juju be that?? grin

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by stanluiz(m): 10:45pm On Jul 10, 2021
Uwaomaokey:
Everyone reading OPs story should know that this is very true in any event you have doubts. In the last 5yrs I've been on the road from Lagos to all Eastern states, I know how these touts operate and in my opinion from Asaba(Close to head-Bridge or from Toll-gate) to all Eastern states is infested with Hoodlums and organized criminals, it is common knowledge that they work hand in hand with security agents, this thread has brought back memories of Onitsha and Aba, there's no difference between the two. I have numerous stories to tell. My aunty was kidnapped at Lagos Park with her driver, luckily, Kogi guys are brave(Saved the day by not handing over the car keys to them), she paid 200,000 plus, why? Because they used her kids as the bait, they told her they will shoot her kids and nothing will happen, all these was happening around 6pm, they held them hostage till 9pm. Furthermore, once our operational vehicle broke down close to Lagos Park just under the bridge, we paid a whopping N20,000 to the police officers nearby and slept in the police Van. To add more, I nearly lost my right eye to the touts because I fought them back from the vehicle and they responded by hitting me in the face, I admit I was really tired to continue the fight, ended up paying 2k to them as marching ground after I stepped out of the vehicle to start from where we stopped, funny enough it was Obosi boys, they had pestle, beer bottle, long sticks and short axes, and a noticeable cut to size gun.
Furthermore, I traveled from Umuahia to Onitsha, I was headed to Asaba initially, since there was no direct bus to Asaba from Umuahia, I opted for the Onitsha bus, we set out very late and we got to onitsha after 8pm, so I begged the driver to go down because it was ITCBus and drop us close to those Marcopolo busses so that I can get a bus to Asaba directly, when I got down, I had loads and my bag was very heavy, they rushed me and attempted to take my loads, I carried my bag first and was trying to jack the loads because the driver was very impatient when one of them took one of the cartons, I laughed at first because I knew what would follow, I got to one bus loading Asaba, and put some of the loads and firmly held my bag still, at Ugwu Obosi roundabout, I've put my smartphone, watch and etc inside my bag and prepared already, so I shouted at the guy with my carton to bring it back to the Asaba bus, he motioned me to come get it, I walked majestically to where he was and then he trailed further into the dark, I followed him and a woman was signaling me to stop, I haven't moved five steps into the dark area when more than six boys surrounded me, they were pushing me around, struggling to pickpocket me and some were just standing to make it look like it was a tout to tout in house quarreling, I stood my ground and fought back real hard, I returned every blow and kicks, luckily I landed some heavy blows to the guys struggling to get my bag not without me getting my own dose too and then retreated back to the road and insulted them more, taunting them to come to where there's light and fight, all these while they had my carton in their custody still, I went back to the Asaba bus, handed my bag over to a Northerner, I made sure of this because they have syndicates and returned back to the spot hauling insults at them and told them they will meet their waterloo, I went back to the bus and stood, one of them approached me and told me, I'm very stubborn and I should give him N500 to bring the carton which they put inside an Izuchukwu Busca, I obliged, however when he got to me, I gave him N150, he was infuriated and I told him of immediately, this happened on 30th June. I have bad tales about Onitsha and Aba, but I will stop here. If you are not from Onitsha, know your limits in between tough and a little diplomacy, in as much as they are scared as you are, they have nothing to lose because they are vagabonds. Onitsha is free for all.
To all Nairalanders, please copy this thread link and send to your sisters, brothers and etc, the world needs to know that Onitsha/Aba is a den of hoodlums and everyone approaching the city should be very careful, extremely careful and alert, make sure they read it as well.

Security tips to follow if you are driving mostly Sienna or any sophisticated vehicle

1. If you get to Asaba please "wound up" the car windows, central lock and keep a straight face if you don't know your way or new.
2. If someone points at your tires like an indication of flat tires, please do not ever stop abruptly to check them. You are likely to commit a dozen offense in their dictionary. Drive safely to a big Petrol station or look for a government facility, bank, hospital or church and drive in.
3. Learn how to use Google maps, do not ask any one for directions, if you must, drive into a Petrol station(big and functioning ones) there are small and near obsolete Petrol station who work hand in hand with these hoodlums, pretend to buy petrol because they are watching your every moves, and then ask the attendant for directions.
4. When you get directions, please do not raise your hands to point or try to demonstrate, this qualifies you as a JJC and you are inches close to being obtained.
5. If you want to buy soft drinks and etc, please hold your throat you won't die, just buy from those running up to the vehicle, however, do not "wound down" completely, a little for the bottle to pass through please.

Tips to Follow if you are Trekking

1. If they stop you at Lagos park, and you have luggages, get Keke (Drop), going to Owerri? Tell him to take you to ITC Park, from Owerri things are little calm. Going to Port-Harcourt, get to JCmass or Peace Park. Calabar and Akwa-Ibom, get to Owerri first.
2. Do not board unregistered buses, get to JCmass or Peace Park if you can make it, there's one on the Onitsha-Owerri road, and one by the left, get to the park and feel safe first. Try and get to JCmass first.
3. Do not ask random people for directions, scan the environment and ask traders with big shops, walk into a beer parlor or better still, ask POS attendants, they are everywhere, however, the red flag is, if they are watching you, they will assume you have money, ask, keep a straight face and walk boldly, not too boldly, a mixture of majestic and bold.
4. Do not accept random act of kindness from these angels, they are leading you to their den to be obtained.
5. Do not take unfamiliar shortcuts at night around the axis, you might be fatally wounded if involved in any scuffle with them.
6. Do not gesticulate unnecessarily.
7. Again, if you mistakenly fall into their trap, shout, keep shouting, only advisable during the day.

Please Nigerians should stop the I don't care attitude, I've been warned severally by my family, to stop the helper thing, but how will Nigeria get better, I do not need to narrate my ordeals trying to help people in the same condition

It's like I'll do a thread for Travelers who are unfamiliar with their route, hopefully when I'm free.
You knows nothing. Just exposing your ignorance by saying onitsha and aba is the headquarters of hoodlums. Mumu.

Your overhyped Lagos is the headquarters of thugs, agberos and hoodlums! You forgot that agberos are the one running Lagos. You Lagos is one of the worst cities to live in the world.

If you going to Lagos . On arriving to Lagos. You will see a big signboard which says" This is Lagos, shine your eyes" Just to show you that the city is filled with criminals and deranged people looking to scam and cheat you at any moment.

South East is the safest and people region in this country. We know the east have security challenges but it is more safe than other region.

What about the ritual killing that happens in ogun, osun or other Western States. Or the militancy, oil bunkering and piracy in the Niger Delta. What about the terrorist killing of Boko Haram and bandits in the north ?

Every region in this country have their own security challenges. But you guys make it look as if the east is the worst.

Most of all this things you guys write about onitsha is exaggerated! Even some people that have never left their villages are also commenting because others are commenting.

Total rubbish.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Drizzy5001(m): 10:49pm On Jul 10, 2021
What most of you fail to understand is that Onitsha is not a place where u do big boy or girl and pluck ur phone ear piece in ur ear and be walking , u dey craze?, dem Neva born you well. grin me sef don fall victim , last 2 years around that upper iweka side, where one of those agberos snatched my phone from my ear and ran away, I tried to chase them , the criminal turned and showed me his knife, before I knew it, they have mixed up with the crowd in that Ekenedilichukwu park, omo I just stood there confused and frustrated, for main road , no body to help me, everybody just dey mind his business , I just carry my self dey go house . sad that's why I hate Onitsha each time I'm travelling and I find out say I dey Onitsha my walking step go just change , and I go squeeze my face . sad the worst na that Emeka Offor plaza, na better criminals full that market. grin if u no sharp dem go use you catch Cruise .

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by stanluiz(m): 10:50pm On Jul 10, 2021
Onitsha is very Peaceful and safe.

The motorpark thug and thievery happens in every motorpark in Nigeria.

So you guys should stop generalising . It happens everywhere.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by hedonido: 11:44pm On Jul 10, 2021
Very fascinating thread indeed.
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by wisz1(m): 11:48pm On Jul 10, 2021
Point of correction pls, Nigeria is not the cause. The problem is the masses. The reason those criminal activities
got reduced was because the security of the town was now in everybodys care and any criminal caught was burnt alive.
BKayy:

Nigeria is the cause.
Do you know that after UGM sacked the police station at Ugwu Obosi. No car was snatched at that place for 3 weeks.
That place was where cars are snatched at daily basis opposite the police station there before UGM sacked the police station.
Ask anyone you know in Anambra about Ugwu Obosi before and after UGM sacked the police station there
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by wisz1(m): 11:56pm On Jul 10, 2021
God bless you for this insight, you just explained everything.
Uwaomaokey:
Everyone reading OPs story should know that this is very true in any event you have doubts. In the last 5yrs I've been on the road from Lagos to all Eastern states, I know how these touts operate and in my opinion from Asaba(Close to head-Bridge or from Toll-gate) to all Eastern states is infested with Hoodlums and organized criminals, it is common knowledge that they work hand in hand with security agents, this thread has brought back memories of Onitsha and Aba, there's no difference between the two. I have numerous stories to tell. My aunty was kidnapped at Lagos Park with her driver, luckily, Kogi guys are brave(Saved the day by not handing over the car keys to them), she paid 200,000 plus, why? Because they used her kids as the bait, they told her they will shoot her kids and nothing will happen, all these was happening around 6pm, they held them hostage till 9pm. Furthermore, once our operational vehicle broke down close to Lagos Park just under the bridge, we paid a whopping N20,000 to the police officers nearby and slept in the police Van. To add more, I nearly lost my right eye to the touts because I fought them back from the vehicle and they responded by hitting me in the face, I admit I was really tired to continue the fight, ended up paying 2k to them as marching ground after I stepped out of the vehicle to start from where we stopped, funny enough it was Obosi boys, they had pestle, beer bottle, long sticks and short axes, and a noticeable cut to size gun.
Furthermore, I traveled from Umuahia to Onitsha, I was headed to Asaba initially, since there was no direct bus to Asaba from Umuahia, I opted for the Onitsha bus, we set out very late and we got to onitsha after 8pm, so I begged the driver to go down because it was ITCBus and drop us close to those Marcopolo busses so that I can get a bus to Asaba directly, when I got down, I had loads and my bag was very heavy, they rushed me and attempted to take my loads, I carried my bag first and was trying to jack the loads because the driver was very impatient when one of them took one of the cartons, I laughed at first because I knew what would follow, I got to one bus loading Asaba, and put some of the loads and firmly held my bag still, at Ugwu Obosi roundabout, I've put my smartphone, watch and etc inside my bag and prepared already, so I shouted at the guy with my carton to bring it back to the Asaba bus, he motioned me to come get it, I walked majestically to where he was and then he trailed further into the dark, I followed him and a woman was signaling me to stop, I haven't moved five steps into the dark area when more than six boys surrounded me, they were pushing me around, struggling to pickpocket me and some were just standing to make it look like it was a tout to tout in house quarreling, I stood my ground and fought back real hard, I returned every blow and kicks, luckily I landed some heavy blows to the guys struggling to get my bag not without me getting my own dose too and then retreated back to the road and insulted them more, taunting them to come to where there's light and fight, all these while they had my carton in their custody still, I went back to the Asaba bus, handed my bag over to a Northerner, I made sure of this because they have syndicates and returned back to the spot hauling insults at them and told them they will meet their waterloo, I went back to the bus and stood, one of them approached me and told me, I'm very stubborn and I should give him N500 to bring the carton which they put inside an Izuchukwu Busca, I obliged, however when he got to me, I gave him N150, he was infuriated and I told him of immediately, this happened on 30th June. I have bad tales about Onitsha and Aba, but I will stop here. If you are not from Onitsha, know your limits in between tough and a little diplomacy, in as much as they are scared as you are, they have nothing to lose because they are vagabonds. Onitsha is free for all.
To all Nairalanders, please copy this thread link and send to your sisters, brothers and etc, the world needs to know that Onitsha/Aba is a den of hoodlums and everyone approaching the city should be very careful, extremely careful and alert, make sure they read it as well.

Security tips to follow if you are driving mostly Sienna or any sophisticated vehicle

1. If you get to Asaba please "wound up" the car windows, central lock and keep a straight face if you don't know your way or new.
2. If someone points at your tires like an indication of flat tires, please do not ever stop abruptly to check them. You are likely to commit a dozen offense in their dictionary. Drive safely to a big Petrol station or look for a government facility, bank, hospital or church and drive in.
3. Learn how to use Google maps, do not ask any one for directions, if you must, drive into a Petrol station(big and functioning ones) there are small and near obsolete Petrol station who work hand in hand with these hoodlums, pretend to buy petrol because they are watching your every moves, and then ask the attendant for directions.
4. When you get directions, please do not raise your hands to point or try to demonstrate, this qualifies you as a JJC and you are inches close to being obtained.
5. If you want to buy soft drinks and etc, please hold your throat you won't die, just buy from those running up to the vehicle, however, do not "wound down" completely, a little for the bottle to pass through please.

Tips to Follow if you are Trekking

1. If they stop you at Lagos park, and you have luggages, get Keke (Drop), going to Owerri? Tell him to take you to ITC Park, from Owerri things are little calm. Going to Port-Harcourt, get to JCmass or Peace Park. Calabar and Akwa-Ibom, get to Owerri first.
2. Do not board unregistered buses, get to JCmass or Peace Park if you can make it, there's one on the Onitsha-Owerri road, and one by the left, get to the park and feel safe first. Try and get to JCmass first.
3. Do not ask random people for directions, scan the environment and ask traders with big shops, walk into a beer parlor or better still, ask POS attendants, they are everywhere, however, the red flag is, if they are watching you, they will assume you have money, ask, keep a straight face and walk boldly, not too boldly, a mixture of majestic and bold.
4. Do not accept random act of kindness from these angels, they are leading you to their den to be obtained.
5. Do not take unfamiliar shortcuts at night around the axis, you might be fatally wounded if involved in any scuffle with them.
6. Do not gesticulate unnecessarily.
7. Again, if you mistakenly fall into their trap, shout, keep shouting, only advisable during the day.

Please Nigerians should stop the I don't care attitude, I've been warned severally by my family, to stop the helper thing, but how will Nigeria get better, I do not need to narrate my ordeals trying to help people in the same condition

It's like I'll do a thread for Travelers who are unfamiliar with their route, hopefully when I'm free.
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Engrgeneral(m): 11:56pm On Jul 10, 2021
I had a similar Experience in Onitsha as well in upper Iweka. A friend and i went from Abuja to purchase a Nigerian used, but unfortunately what we saw in the picture was different that we saw physically. On our way back, we tried boarding a night luxury bus, we went through the same inhumane treatment and i would say to you that the people over there are unnecessarily bitter
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Sicilyjones: 12:45am On Jul 11, 2021
stanluiz:
Onitsha is very Peaceful and safe.

The motorpark thug and thievery happens in every motorpark in Nigeria.

So you guys should stop generalising . It happens everywhere.

Mugu stop contradicting ur self, who is generalising if not u ? Those people supporting this evil need to be shot in the head

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by Kabaka100: 2:18am On Jul 11, 2021
Oluwapresley:
They should just burn this country down. It's not worth it. Nigerians are a big problem!

Modified:

I have seen an organization of people work without well thought out systems in place. The people just live and let live and live in peace, harmony and progress.

But you see this Nigeria, even with all of the systems put in place and the ones we will still put in place, the Nigerian man and woman is just a problem and would cause nothing to work.

Just yesterday I went out to get groceries on my street o! Only to see a battalion of youths wielding sticks and extorting money from everyone and anyone on the road all in the name of following a masquerade. Imagine! Extorting people of their hard earned money because they are celebrating a damn culture and parading a damn masquerade.

People started to hurriedly close their shops for fear of being vandalized. They probably closed cox of previous experiences.

And you say Nigerians are not finished?

It will take at least 10 generations to cleanse us from this rot!

Totally agree with you! Lack of discipline to obey simple rules has been the chain of doom that is holding Nigeria and most of the other black race behind in terms of societal progress and economic prosperity. We sure need a cultural revolution to move forward.

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Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by RichieMichie: 5:00am On Jul 11, 2021
Freestainworld:
Even as an Igbo guy, Onitsha is one hell of a place, I remember my phone being snatched from me while I was sitting in a bus traveling to Aba from Onitsha, I laugh each time people talk of Lagos agberos, try and come to Onitsha or Aba, compare them, you will know Onitsha is the worst, even the security agents are working with them because they could be close by but will just pretend as if they didn't see anything because of the kickbacks they receive.

The majority of inhabitants in onitsha are crooks. I can't forget my experience there.
Re: My Terrible Experience At Onitsha Motor Park by ELKHALIFAISIS(m): 5:25am On Jul 11, 2021
Benzemma:


Ìhè m mà bu na mụ agwala gị nke bu eziokwu.

Take it or leave it, Lagos is far more better than Onitsha both day and night.

Some part in Lagos is safe to stay. But the whole of Onitsha is dangerlously dangerloss!
we have too many Joel Igbokwe and Lauretta Anochie in igbo land... I keep saying it , parents should stop leaving their children in lagos during holidays time to avoid having people like you ... how many people are killed by onitsha Touts compare to the one happening in lagos... u must be a fool., be like say that toto water that yoruba girl used prepare watery Amala and Ewedu never commot for ur eyes... efulefu osu tongue

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