Man Must Chop

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This is a very popular saying in this part of the world, Man Must Chop meaning man has got to eat no matter what. No matter the situation, no matter how the money's going to come, no matter who you have to swindle, no matter who you'll have to bully, at the end of the day there's got to be food or money or whatever goodies can be obtained.

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Well, I'm just unimpressed by the rate at which our so-called security agencies (especially the police) are going about this business of Man Must Chop.

I know the state of things in our country is nothing to write about and most times these security agencies don't even get enough to pay their officers and workers well. It really is the fault of our government, yes I'll blame them.

How do you expect someone who has sworn his life to protecting the interests of a country to feel when he has been neglected and made to suffer from hardship. Most of this people have families to feed and a lot of expenses to take care of and yet they're being neglected and left to die of poverty.

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It's sad, it's uncalled for and it's inhumane. How do you expect someone who hasn't eaten or whose thought is clouded with thoughts of how he's going to pay his debts and live to witness the next day to be able to maintain peace and order in the nation.

Alarming is an understatement when you really look at it. Why?, because it's the masses that are suffering. The rate of crime in the country keeps increasing by the day and then the persons we've put our hopes on are even worse than the criminals themselves.

Look at this for instance. You're about to go to bed in the night but then you're awoken by gunshots and the shout of armed robbers. You end up loosing a lot of your hard earned money or valuables and in some instances you lose a loved one.

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Ignorantly you don't know that the so called security agent that was employed to secure you and your family has been given bribe. He just smiles, waves them on and leaves you at the mercies of the criminals. That one act has shattered a lot of lives forever, some people end up loosing a lot, some lives have remained changed forever.

Of recent, i hardly leave the house to go out because of the Man Must Chop gang. Each and every day you find them at strategic locations armed with guns, hunger and a thirst for meat. They eagerly carry out their daily activities of harassing the innocent citizens.

It has even gotten worse now, some call themselves the Anti-crime police, they stop you on the road and thoroughly search you for any trace of illegal substance (I'm sure that doesn't sound bad), but where it becomes extreme is where they ask you to open your phone for them to search through it. How on earth do they derive pleasure in intruding into someone else's privacy.

I know with the recent increase in cyber crime, it would seem as a very good measure no doubt but most times these people aren't even lesrned and they don't even know how to operate these gadgets. They just rough handle you, and if they manage to even see any crypto related app or anything foreign to them they take you into custody and before you're allowed to go you would've been beaten black and blue amidst settling a large sum of money as bail.

Sometimes they don't even go through your phones!. The moment you're properly dressed or young looking good, the Man Must Chop instincts overshadows them and next thing you're prey to them. @josediccus in one of his recent post was rather unfortunate to fall victim to them, his narration was painful, I couldn't take it, I was angry but then I almost fell victim to them too, I just narrowly escaped.

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The whole situation escalated in the #EndSarz ordeal that happened last year October. The people rose up with one voice to ensure that a stop was put to these unnecessary acts by the security agents but it ended up in a blood bath, innocent people lost their lives. At that moment I knew we were totally helpless, with no voice and no power. I realized at that moment we were hopelessly in the hands of the Man Must Chop gang.

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This breaks my heart - I had no idea that @josediccus had gone through something like this... and also @kenechukwu97 recently - but i'm sure @doziekash @abidemiademok21 and more could tell of similar heartbreak with how things are going in Nigeria these days.

I'm so sorry that its so difficult for you all there. So many times I think - ughhhh let me rescue them all!!! hehehehe if only!!!

I very well remember the endsars movement - it was atrocious what was happening there. thank you for continuing to be a voice amongst the terror that happens. and giving a face and yet another story to stand out against the wrong.

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To say the truth, the man must chop is at its peak and I am even scared of going out looking nice these days because before you know it, you would have been stopped and harassed.

Just yesterday, a man was peeping through my phone while in a bus. I just reduced the background and he was now doing it very obvious and I locked the phone. When he got to where he dropped, he did not pay the driver and said police officer as if that will feed the driver's children.

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wow!!!!!!!!!! unbelievable!!!!!!

and he was all up in your business on your phone.

i don't blame you - I would be dressed in rags just to avoid the harassment!

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Their mentality is that everyone that earn from the Internet is a fraudster since all they know about mobile devices is to make and receive calls.

League of stark illiterates who are not ready to learn about new developments.

It is better to avoid them than to explain to them..

No fundamental human right is in use in Nigeria again. Just get money and you will be sitting right above the law.

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exactly - just avoid avoid avoid. keep your distance and be safe!!!

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Their mentality is that everyone that earn from the Internet is a fraudster since all they know about mobile devices is to make and receive calls

Exactly, they'll be like this one na correct yahoo boy.

League of stark illiterates who are not ready to learn about new developments.

It is better to avoid them than to explain to them..

Learning is not in their dictionary, they just want to go about terrorizing every one. Swers na to just stay clear from them.

No fundamental human right is in use in Nigeria again. Just get money and you will be sitting right above the law.

You just summed it all up. Make bastard money and sit above the law. Every one would respect you and reverence you.

You know about this whole situation my friend.

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No one will be a victim of this so called society, be within its social status and still don't understand the whole movie that is being played.

I just pray God will give us the strength to endure till we break the yoke of legalised slavery.

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No one will be a victim of this so called society, be within its social status and still don't understand the whole movie that is being played.

I just pray God will give us the strength to endure till we break the yoke of legalised slavery.

Amen, amen. By God's grace we'll get by this whole ordeal

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It is really terrible what we go through here everyday. Talking about it gets me really sad. I have been a victim of these man must chop gang. Most times I prefer to park my car and use public transport just to avoid their attention, yet they still find a way to spot you, embarrass you, waste your time and entirely ruin your day.

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The embarrassment is somehow adding insult to injury... Some things are so unnecessary and are just the signs of evil bullies

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Almost all of us really have fall victims. It's so sad @doziekash .

Can you imagine, someone with a car is now scared to navigate with his car and still they still make life unbearable.
It'll get better by God's grace

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Honestly the situation of things is annoying and irritating. Don't know what part you are, but in the south-eastern part, Every Monday is useless because you are forced to sit at home every Monday. Step out and you will be shot dead.

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I'm in uyo right now.

but in the south-eastern part, Every Monday is useless because you are forced to sit at home every Monday. Step out and you will be shot dead.

Wow, I didn't know it was that bad in the south east. God protect us all

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It's that bad. Killings are rising every day. You can imagine through out this week only one day we are permitted to step outside, the rest of the days you must be indoors, or face the consequences

We are in God's hand bro..

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Wow, things are really fucked up in this country (permit my use of English), it's way way worse. Please always be vigilant and prayerful.

Las las na God get us.

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This breaks my heart - I had no idea that @josediccus had gone through something like this... and also @kenechukwu97 recently - but i'm sure @doziekash @abidemiademok21 and more could tell of similar heartbreak with how things are going in Nigeria these days.

Yes, we all have had our little experiences and for sure it isn't fun to talk about. Some experiences were way worse than others. But I'm glad all of us are still here to tell the tale.

I'm so sorry that its so difficult for you all there. So many times I think - ughhhh let me rescue them all!!! hehehehe if only!!!

Hey, @dreemsteem , you have a good heart. If it was that possible we'll all of us would leave. But then, they'll be no stories like this to tell. We'll make it by God's grace.

I very well remember the endsars movement - it was atrocious what was happening there. thank you for continuing to be a voice amongst the terror that happens. and giving a face and yet another story to stand out against the wrong.

Yeah very atrocious. Thank you for the continued support and ensuring me and others like me get our voices heard.

Thanks for the hearty Commemt! 💛

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Keep writing from the heart - its what makes Hive special :)

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I sure will my dear.
Hope you're now settled after the fire?,
I didn't really follow the whole of your story

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yes... settled back in hehehe

this last week i posted videos about it on my blog - but the story is just that we live in California, and California yearly goes through wildfire season. Most of the time, wherever the fires hit are far from most of the people. but of course its close to SOMEONE each year. LOL

this year - it hit our community. but the firefighters worked really hard and directed the fire to stay in the woods completely around our community :)

but when it got very close - everyone had to leave for about 2 weeks while it burned through.

and right before this happened, I had Covid for the 2nd time hahaha (delta variant this time) and it was very unpleasant this time also. hahahah

but - God is good! I'm healed, our home is safe - and everyday, i'm taking steps forward :)

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this last week i posted videos about it on my blog - but the story is just that we live in California, and California yearly goes through wildfire season. Most of the time, wherever the fires hit are far from most of the people. but of course its close to SOMEONE each year. LOL

Wow, that sounds so scary.
The thought of it only makes my heart beat faster.

this year - it hit our community. but the firefighters worked really hard and directed the fire to stay in the woods completely around our community :)
but when it got very close - everyone had to leave for about 2 weeks while it burned through.

I'm glad the firefighters were experienced and zealous enough to atleast even face the fire.
It's sad, there's no place like home, leaving home must have made you feel a little out of place though it wasn't for too long a time.

and right before this happened, I had Covid for the 2nd time hahaha (delta variant this time) and it was very unpleasant this time also. hahahah

I'm so sorry you had to go through that 😐,

but - God is good! I'm healed, our home is safe - and everyday, i'm taking steps forward :)

God is indeed faithful, I'm glad you're healthy, you have a lot to offer this beautiful world. Keep living it to the fullest and don't forget that they're amazing people here on the Hive who care a lot about you my dear.

Thank you for sharing ❤️💛

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thank you heehhee

your comments and your love was felt!!! :)

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You're welcome dear.

Yours are way heartier. You Commemt straight from the innermost part of your heart and it's always felt

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(on a side note for your editing)

I see that your pictures are taken from pixabay - and sourced! thank you for doing that! hehehe

but your links that are near the pictures only take you to your blog post. If you're going to do it as a link - you should have the link take you to the actual photo on pixabay.

like this

The Police Suffer

Then - if people want to see where the picture is from - they can easily click on it and also they can see who the photographer is. It's not necessary - but it will help you if there is ever a dispute as to where you got the photo - and it will save you the time of trying to find it again! ehehehe

hope that helps :)

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but your links that are near the pictures only take you to your blog post. If you're going to do it as a link - you should have the link take you to the actual photo on pixabay.
like this

I'll be sure to do that next time. Thank you for taking time to point it out.

Then - if people want to see where the picture is from - they can easily click on it and also they can see who the photographer is. It's not necessary - but it will help you if there is ever a dispute as to where you got the photo - and it will save you the time of trying to find it again! ehehehe
hope that helps :)

Of course it's quite helpful, I'll surely try to avoid any form of complications next time.

Your continued support is quite valuable... thank you so much dear 💛❤️

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You're very welcome!

when bees work together, we build a better Hive ;)

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True...
We're already working towards making Hive a better place for everyone

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This country called Nigeria is a mess right now.

I was reading the public service rule and I was surprised that military men are to be paid between 20 and 25 while other civil servants are to be between 25 and 30th but in reality, some states are having arrears.

Endsars is not a fight against police brutality alone but a call for revolution which ended in bloodbath. May the souls of our real heroes rest in perfect peace.

I learnt the security at the lekki toll gate has been tightened ahead of Oct 20.

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This country called Nigeria is a mess right now.
I was reading the public service rule and I was surprised that military men are to be paid between 20 and 25 while other civil servants are to be between 25 and 30th but in reality, some states are having arrears.

Can you imagine?..even the meager income of 20, 25 cannot even be paid, but they end up wasting our money on unnecessary things. This country is really in a mess.

Endsars is not a fight against police brutality alone but a call for revolution which ended in bloodbath. May the souls of our real heroes rest in perfect peace.
I learnt the security at the lekki toll gate has been tightened ahead of Oct 20.

You're right my brother, may their souls rest in peace.

I don't even advice more people dying again. It's really painful

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I'm so sorry you nearly fell a victim. Thidet people are ruthless. In my turn I was scared to death. Due to these police people I had actually stopped going to certain places. We're scared of law enforcement in our own country. I was so scared for my life because I know Nigeria to be quite lawless and even nothing has been done to avenge or bring justice to the people that died in the protest. Sincerly, it's terrible. I'm just graceful to be alive because these hungry police folks are now vigilantes


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Exactly,they don't care about hurting anybody, they even act way worse than criminals. It's better to stay at the comforts of home than going to places.

We're scared of law enforcement in our own country. I was so scared for my life because I know Nigeria to be quite lawless and even nothing has been done to avenge or bring justice to the people that died in the protest. Sincerly, it's terrible. I'm just graceful to be alive because these hungry police folks are now vigilantes

I'm glad you made it out without an more complications, we'll continue to avoid them any way we can.
It's going to be okay my friend.

Thank you for commenting 👍

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I am lucky to not have been a victim of these situations but i guess that's cos I'm a girl? Lol. May God help this country.

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Yeah...most times they tend to overlook the girls. Lol you're quite lucky, but nevertheless be very careful, their brains dey switch up some times

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So sorry that this is your experience, I have been held by the police, but God always came to my rescue. I move around Nigeria with fear, even if I hustle legitly.

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I'm glad you've always made it out of their hold, you'll continue to make it through.

Swers, you hustle legit and still become scared like you're a criminal.

E go better o

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This is getting out of hand day by day. Especially when you have a crypto-related app trust no amount of explanation would save you from being harassed.
Police organizations need reform.
I pray it gets better

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Ómo, swers, when they see those apps, there's no form of explanation you'll make that they'll listen.

The whole nation really needs reform swers.

Amen my friend 💛

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True the whole nation needs reform

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Yes..I hope it can be done in the near future.
Happy Sunday

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