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Friday, 21 June 2013

Question of the day

You are driving on a lonely bridge late at night (in Naija o)...let's say around 11pm, and you see two little children - say 5 and 2, on the side of the bridge just sitting there crying...would you stop your car to pick them up or just continue driving? Why would you pick them up? And why wouldn't you?

535 comments:

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Dee said...

NO LINDA, CUZ OF THE KIND OF SOCIETY WE LEAVE IN, THEY CUD BE WITCHES OR PLANNED WORK TO HARM THE PERSON THAT RESCUES THEM, THE BEST TIN IS TO INFORM THE POLICE ABOUT THE KIDS & HOPE DEY RESCUE THEM CUZ THOSE 1CES TO MAY FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES LOL.

Anonymous said...

♍ÿ̲ own decision will depend on whatever am led by d Holy spirit to do. That ℓ̊Ƨ̷̜̩̌̋ y its gud to av a discerning spirit

Anonymous said...

definitely not. the people that dropped them there are lurking around waiting to pounce on you cos nobody in his right senses leaves kids on the road like that.

Anonymous said...

I wnt neva.itz a trap...I will rather go tell d police who r usually on d bridge nd report so dey cn rescue dem....any1 dt stops in big soup...nigeria is nt safe abeg-badoo-

Daniels Tom said...

Hmmmmmm.The normal thing that is expected of me in an ideal society is to stop by,pick them up and probably take them to my abode.But in the Nigeria we live today,i wont give them a second thought before zooming off,cus they might probably be planted by men with interior motive.Ore soro se

Nelly said...

By that ungodly hour? I go fire on. They could be marine children on erand.

sarafina said...

Could be a set-up. I'd not help them if my spirit says not to cos it's rare for kids to get to that kind of place without help. So na as they reach there they go commot.

Anonymous said...

Hell NO! Cos it cud b dangerous u knw?!

Anonymous said...

IF THE COUNTRY IS FUNCTIONAL- WHICH NIGERIA ISNT, I WILL CALL THE POLICE OR 112(118)














Daniels Tom said...

For wia!I wont stop by

Daniels Tom said...

Hmmmmmm.The normal thing that is expected of me in an ideal society is to stop by,pick them up and probably take them to my abode.But in the Nigeria we live today,i wont give them a second thought before zooming off,cus they might probably be planted by men with interior motive.Ore soro se

Jahluv said...

Depending on the location. If its in Lagos I'll not stop.

Anonymous said...

What are lookin 4 by d side of bridge.No

Anonymous said...

Many things are Hapenin,I won't pick them abeg,they might be a trap

fatima said...

Hahahaha! 4 naija? I go even run dem ova sef. Evil of dis world. Wat if na old pepo way change to kids nko? Ok, may b I exaggerated a lil, I won't run dem over but if I was on a 60,I'll increase to 100. Ha! Pepo of dis world are wicked.

Temi said...

I'll call 911....lol. Spiritual children

Anonymous said...

the world is wicked oooh. I go jst bone. "kids no vex i cnt shout na so world be. D bad has spoilt d good"

Anonymous said...

Hell no!!!! What if there r thieves waiting around, ritualist or what if they r spirits. I may sound lame buh this is nigeria Oo°˚˚˚°! And I'm talking from xperience of someone who has experinced spiritual attacks! !!!

Anonymous said...

O hell to the NO!!!!!!
Aint nobody got time for witches and wizards of 11PM.

Anonymous said...

I will nt stop to pick them up cos I don't knw if they were placed there by armed robbers or ritualist.

lulu said...

no I would not stop and pick them up cause thats life

big Nurse said...

I'll jst drive past and with speed self cos in niger nothing wey no fit happen! Na pple go plant dem dea to distract their victims.

Anonymous said...

NEVER!!!they could be a disguise especially with naija of today.

Anonymous said...

For Naija??? Biko, I wont o because it could be a trap by kidnappers, ritualists, robbers n d likes...

Keri Hill said...

after u pick dem Linda u can tell us ur story

Anonymous said...

First, it depend on area, if the area is within my territory , I will stop to help them, if not, I will not stop but may call emergency numbers to get them helped.

Though stopping to help them is an ideal thing but Nigeria today is dangerous. people are desperately looking for money from any source.

Also they try many things to trap than those who like helping others through a mean like this

dizzy rascal said...

Wow linda dats a serus question, I would slow down,den stop d car,den brng out my fone and den I wld open my browser(Note my BB hangs a lot) den open lindas blog n post a comment askin ur follower wat to do.den after D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ hv posted dia comments a wld compare d statistics of those dat said I shd help wit those dat said I shdnt help...den I wld drive off to my house n mk a decision at home.wateva my decision is wld determine weda I wld cm bak n help or jst go to bed...

ladybugg said...

In any other country, I will.
In Nigeria? I will hit up that accelerator mehn. Nigeria has far too many crazies and juju!

Anonymous said...

Dem dey fight for the next compound concern me' linda my baby, imma just keep drivin' cuz my car stereo is always playin' omo see Gobe' werrin concern me.

Anonymous said...

Linda you didn't complete that Question.....If that happen in 9ja i will think 6 times before i even think of stopping.

Anonymous said...

Looking around. Eyes rolling. Who linda me??? Jaw drops.

ugo said...

I won't stop ooo! That's very risky. How in God's name did they get there?

Anonymous said...

Bush Babies

Anonymous said...

Difficult question. I wouldn't stop because they could be used as a machinery for robbery. Who knows, cud lead to loss of my life as 'my' body can even be dumped into d lagoon.

kelly said...

I won't stop 2 pick dem cos dey cud b mamiwater children. I don't want problem in ma life. God will understand

Anonymous said...

i would stop...who knows if they escaped from kidnappers.kindness pays even if they are spirits.

Anonymous said...

Depends on where the bridge is, if it is in Nigeria nope? You dont know if the kids are 30years old like Aki n Pawpaw. Them go rub you

Anonymous said...

Knowing the situation of things now, I would say its rather not safe. What I would make sure I do is get police there ASAP and get the kids to safety.

Anonymous said...

For nigeria? He go hard me o

akin olarogba said...

i wud not pick them up bcos the evil one's might put them there for an attack.

Anonymous said...

Errrm nope...the first question ill ask myself is how they got there in the first place and why on a lonely bridge..moreso Nigeria of now isnt exactly safe, they might be used as bait....yemi

jeffery adikwu said...

i will ask my self two questions before i think of anything
1. wetin bring dem come there
2. who be dem papa?

now adays person no de too know again ooo abi no be naija we dey? mptewwww me carry winch no be here oooo, as a matter of fact i go come down ask them make dem call jesus name if them fit no yawa, i fit to helep them

Anonymous said...

i wouldn't dare cos its a dangerous world we live and i will pray to God to forgive me as he sees my heart.

Anonymous said...

I will never do such a thing in dis Niga becos, since they re sitting beside d beach, dts means they re looking 4 who they will kill, they re agent of devil

Kass Babs said...

Sorry, I won't stop... If u hate me, I'll understand

Anonymous said...

In this our country, I'm sorry I will not even stop to look at them talkless of picking them. Somebody driving in a lonely road saw a woman in labour with the little son beside her, stopped to help but ended up being robbed. We learn our lessons every day. This is Nigeria.

oluoma said...

aunty linda na to increase my speed level ooo, pick wetin i will run abeg

Queen Bee said...

They could as well be mammy water package' they come in diff forms
Before I finish looking at them,am already like 3000km away from them.

Makz said...

I will drive fast n look 4 police n tell them about d kid. Fear of ambush n witches n wizard.

Anonymous said...

@ Tola 7.29am...so what happened eventually? Pls conclude the gist.

Anonymous said...

In 2008 my car broke down in a terrible lagos traffic jam at night. To add fuel to fire, armed robbers stormed the place and did what they knew best. The road became isolated after that, naturally. I was stranded, out of pocket, far away from home and bloody scared.
I started to jog and flag down the few cars that sped by. Of course no one stopped, that was until i caught up with a rickety car that just didn't have the 'juice' to outrun a desperate man.
I must have scared the poor driver and his daughter (assuming she was) to death but i explained my plight, the whole time hanging on the door of the moving jalopy. He eventually let me in....
In summary, I'll give the children the benefit of doubt, as I was once given.

Sola black.

Anonymous said...

As sad as this is, I wouldn't stop. It is very sad that authorities looks for escape routes to cash in on. My first time back home, after 10 yrs, i was driving by 1004 and saw this keke maruwa with punctured tire, i drove quickly beside it to let him know hes tire was down. Kind gesture abi? No. LASTMA jumped in my car, because stupid me open the doors and wound down the window, and cashed in on me big time. My grandfather use to say "ore ni won". i'll leave the kids and pray God guide them

Anonymous said...

Loving all the comments, I will not stop or even call the police, so the police will say I dropped the children there since I could not kill them. God will send them their rightful helper. Why the bridge beside water? Which party or meeting did dey attend? Lol

Anonymous said...

Una de fear to answer this one? Nobody gree talk today, Oya make una start to de form mother Theresa make I see, for naija when we der people de hire twin toddlers to use as beggars, man go first reason if na ritualistic don use them set trap for there, but notwhitstanding we go device method to save the kids tho

Anonymous said...

I will not stop please. While we may try to be charitable and compassionate, we should also consider our safety. Contact the police and check on the children in the morning if you really want to help them.

Anonymous said...

911 for which country?

Mz Bombshell said...

i will so pik dem up.. it happund to me bfor one christmas eve i was in d car wit a couple of my fwnds, we were comin to d island around past 11 at night,wen we gat to third mainland dat exact side u can c unilag backside we saw dis young lady lemme say her age will b 24 max cryin nd shoutin wavein hands fr vehicles to stp. men com c tension, i was lik e na lagos we dey o help is dangerous oo.. finally finnally we summoned courage nd stp to pik her up. her eyes were so swollen wen we asked her wat was wrng nd wat she was doin dere. she said she boarded a taxi frm agboju back to her awz where she stays at costain, the taxi man robbed her off her fones, money, nd everyother tin she as nd left her on third mainland bridge.. we felt so much pity for her. when we got to d island we contributed ll cash fr her to tak her home.. com nd c dis geh am talkin about she look butterish nd pretty all this butty pikins.. so if i c a kid of dose age lik u said linda i will so pull over nd pick them up. but i go shine my eyes well well

Obianwu Festus said...

Call 911 OR go the nearest police station to report

Anonymous said...

Hmmnn... See gist

Anonymous said...

Lol

SaidIt'N'Out said...

Call the police first cos its the most reasonable thing to do. Wont just jump straight up to help them. Cos if i do, what do i do with them? *straightface*

Anonymous said...

You are so stupid that almost everyone had to ignore your comment

Anonymous said...

ONLY IF I VE A WELL LOADED MARK-IV, WITH A BATTALION OF MILITARY GUYS, I WONT STOP.

Anonymous said...

Linda, yes i ve come across such situation before.. It was around 12 30 am while returning from a midnight mass. I rescued them only to realise that they are my town"s man kidnapped kids who were abandoned to their fate due to failed mission. My reward is here and am enjoyin it.

Anonymous said...

will definitely not pick them .... am i a learner

Anonymous said...

ooooo Hell no

Aijaylinks said...

Stop ke...nt in dis our country...dey cud b witches nw...I can't.

SAPPHIRE said...

I will not pick them up cos it culd be set up by arm robbers

Anonymous said...

Mheeen, I won't pick them. I would run for ♍ dear life. To start with, how dd they get to that side? For how long have they been dere? Where were they in d noon? To be frank, it's a trap and one should not risk his life. Also, one can help them by calling Police help line and inform them. But police in Naija can be cruel atimes and rope you the caller. In one word, may God help them.

Great Tayz

Anonymous said...

Even Gomina Fashola go tink twice b4 ordering his entourage to pik dem. Abo ti picki won n̶̲̥̅̊i̶̲̥̅̊? Naija burugan.
Great Tayz

Anonymous said...

Abeg evn the good sameritan hmself did nt help the vctm on a lagos bridge and at 11 pm

Kevwe Ubor said...

i will stop my car and observe while the engine is still revving then ask them why they are crying while i'm still inside my car. www.jointarena. com

Anonymous said...

in country like nija me i go speed off anything can happen it can be a trap the best thing is report to police

Anonymous said...

The children wil just have to stay there oh, i dont mind coming back in the morning to check but im sorry i cant pick them up.

Kenny Kayne said...

ehnnnn!!! Pick fire...4 naija? Omo, i no fit o...they could be a bait or some kinda evil spirit o. mehnnn!!! Zzzooooommmmm! Speed mode will be activated ASAP...Lol.

Anonymous said...

U know picky picky? mtchew, make i go carry wintch.

Peter G said...

I would not stop , but inform the nearest police patrol van I see

Anonymous said...

I would casually pick them up, and if its a set up well too bad everything happens for a reason. But wouldn't live the guilt of not trying to help them! Every good deed is paid back with only more blessings, as long as my intentions are pure my gurdian angels will protect me :)))

Kenyan babe

Peter G said...

I would not stop , but inform the nearest police patrol van I see

Anonymous said...

IF I HEAR SAY ANY OF YOU STOP, I HAVE WARNED YOU OH!!!!!! Let me share a story that happened in my area in 2006. A baby was dumped in trash bin, probably by the mother, everyone just passed except for a Reverend Sister who offered to take the child to a police station. She got detained for helping. If you are outside this country, please help!!! If not call the police to come and pick them o!!! I have said my own.

Anonymous said...

Foooooorrrrr...wat? I dey crace? when did 3MB turn to nancy's court? in this case, there are 2things involved.. it is either a twap! or Winch thinzzzz.. all i can do is call the attention of the NPF..(I yaf do my own)

Anonymous said...

pick them up to whr? no matter what country im in, il call d child services or police

Anonymous said...

Not even if they were carrying a transparent bag of dollars.

Anonymous said...

It's depends on the mood am in. Have done crazier things in my time

Anonymous said...

On cheaters prom the other day,a cheating took his mistress to a hotel and the cheaters team came up to the door and one of d crew members pretended to b cat meowing and scratching the door!the cheating hubby opened to door and viola!the crew and the hurt wife pounced in!how much more 2 kids!haba!the ritualist r just waiting at the next junction to thank you for not making them wait till day break to catch you or any1 else!
See Nigeria is a very great country,infact the best when it come to highlife enjoyment,private teachers,maids and drivers!but on the other hand the wickedness is legendary

Anonymous said...

its hard to say what to do. If its anywhere else like in UK or America, the proper thing would be to pick the kids up or at most call the police. But since its Nigeria, you can never know. If someone attempts to pick them up, the person might be making a grave mistake. One they could be set up by armed robbers. These days people can do anything for money. if you talk them to the police,it might lead to problems with them. So its really a difficult choice. Having said all that, might just children being lost or their parents might have abandoned them there. So one would need to be very careful

Anonymous said...

I won't o! Ders no way dos kids are really stranded. Just peeps using dem as bait to rob people.
D.S

Anonymous said...

All the people that are saying they will pick them up are all telling lies,how many have they pick up even in the day light????back to your question jare,the first thing that will come to ur mind is THIS IS NAIJA ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN,who knows if it's a setup?imagine on third mainland bridge the street light will be off and any evil people can take the chance to operate,even if u pick them and take them to police station the kinda of question they will be asking will peace someone off.if it happen in abroad i can pick them up for sure

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Anonymous said...

For this naija?omo forget i no go pick them up,u even make ha worst on top third mainland bridge? where people dey always speed 120,even if they put the kids in front of my house at 11pm i no go open gate,na in the morning around 9am i go open gate see who dey cry....forget it linda something dey happen for inside naija and i dont want to be any part of learners anyone,,,beside linda give us ur own answer se u go pick 'em up?

Anonymous said...

Candid advice.... Call emmergency numbers as you SPEED fast on your way to the safety of your house. How did they get there? Are they the new version of superman falling from the sky.... Abegi jooor....

Anonymous said...

You readers should read Matthew 19: 13-15

Ms Jobi said...

sincerely i would stop. probably my western mentality might kill me in that country one day but i would take the risk to help them, it could the the family were kidnapped and begged for their kids to be released as to not to be harmed. it also could be a decoy for robbers or something more sinister etc but my conscious would not allow me rest knowing i drove by kids i could have helped. rightly or wrongly i would definitely stop.

Anonymous said...

As dey tek their leg waka reach deir na so dey go tek waka comot or mek dem wait mek morning come ...cos I no chop were

Anonymous said...

Linda u fit stop , you get moni to pay ransome; me, I go tell police to go pick them. But come, Linda as u no fit sleep at 2am dey look for money sotay u think am reach bridge

Fertility and Relationships said...

In an ideal world, I would stop and help. But we don't live in an ideal world so it would look quite suspicious to me. I would drive on and alert the police.

Ekpenyong said...


I will do NEITHER.

I will park across or transversally so some upcoming cars do not hit them. I will then put on the warning lights of my car so it could be visible from a long distance. Tell the kids to move to the edge of the road and stay there. Possibly, I will wave at passing cars so they can move as farther as possible away from the secured perimeter.

Then I will call the cops or whatever National or local "emergency" outfit operating in Nigeria or in that given area or some ambulance company... Then I will wait till they show up.

In a nation like Nigeria, picking these kids up could get you in dire trouble. You could get accused of many things and worse.

Anonymous said...

i wunt wait buh i wil do dem a li2 favor by callin a police. U no wetin Nig dey talk nw

david amos said...

Bros, e fit bi trapped...o (naija tinz)
Where were those kids since 6pm that nobody saw them? Where did they surface from at 11pm?

Abey shutdown. Match your throttle faster. Stop at the nearest Police post and inform them of what you saw. #datzALL

Shewhosees said...

It's terrible that the majority of us WILL NOT stop for the children even in light of Sola Black and Mz Bombshell's comments, but this is what our country and really the current world we live in has unfortunately taught us! You want to do the right thing and help especially as they are so young,but the propensity of the WRONG thing happening to you in return is SO great,that we have to walk away! May God help us and send a discerning spirit at that moment to help us decide positively and may He ALWAY protect us. Amen.

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Anonymous said...

Linda, This exact incident happened (for real) on the 2nd of june at Ozumba in Vi. Family stopped to use the ATM and they were robbed and the father shot by the robbers. The children ran in to the road to get people to stop and help but no stopped. This was 8am on a Sunday morning.
That's the kind of country we live in. People are too afraid to stop despite the fact that you may be saving a life. I would have said i wont stop but after seeing the flip side.....I dont know

Anonymous said...

If it's in abroad,i will wait and pick them up,but if it's here in 9ja,sorry laaa..i will drive off and report to the authorities

Anonymous said...

am not stopping... full stop!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So how would one knows if it's not a deadly trap?....... what a puzzle!


FIBROID FLUSHER

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

I will not pick them. They could be a decoy to an ambush. I will go to the nearest police station and inform them of what I saw.

Anonymous said...

I will not even look at them twice . They can cry till tomorrow for all I care. Evil agents wey their people dey watch with guns.

FJD said...

The truth is that I will try and call the Police, it's either a set-up for thieves to rob or they are water spirits or they were dropped by ritualist or by their parents or parent...No try am oh or else your RANGE ROVER SPORT DON GO BE THAT AND YOU PERSONAL EFFECTS...

Anonymous said...

Chei if they're planted by robbers,,let them get me oh c8s wat if they aren't and really need help? God save us all

Anonymous said...

Chei if they're planted by robbers,,let them get me oh c8s wat if they aren't and really need help? God save us all

Anonymous said...

See question.U already know d answer u dey ask. Abeg, let d next question from you be: If Linda gv u toto u go fuck? Lol. I know u won't post dis comment bc e concern ur toto but my own be say u don see am. My name na Peter.

Anonymous said...

Step my shoes on the gassss pedal!emere and ogbanje pikin...won't think twice..2am,lai lai

Anonymous said...

Pick them and carry them where? How did they get there? Where are they going? What is their mission? Who born them? Which name do they bear? Try and answer those questions before you conclude on whether you will pick them or not because those questions will rain torrentially even if they are no baits.

Anonymous said...

It is indeed sad that doing the right thing is not possible anymore because so many people have safety concerns.

If I see very young children at too late an hour I will stop. Death or no death, I would prefer die knowing I did what was right than live with my conscience that I didn't stop to find out why they are on the road so late.

I walked out of my home when I was very young, about 3 yrs old. At least for me it was broad daylight, but I know that kids can walk out if they are not being watched.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

aki and pawpaw looks 5 and 2 and those young men can very well handle a gun so no stopping.


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ijaya said...

pick ko pikanto ni

osa said...

Remember those who say they will pick the babies up will only take pictures with their BB and leave. I would call the police or stop at the nearest police station to make a report. It's the times we live in. Could be a trap

Felix Blessing said...

Wlf be so scared to stop.

CoDeD said...

Well, I'm mark the spot. If they are still there by 11am. I'll throw bread at them and say Goodbye.. :') I'm nice nah.

Anonymous said...

Not in this country person will try to do that kinda generosity

Anonymous said...

Omo,the way i'll double my speeed ehn!in this naija,that 2year old can just bring out machine gun from his pant.i no fit shout oh

Anonymous said...

Ahn haba,its a sure thing i'll stop..y wont i,i will stop and tie dem to those long street lights,padlock dem and keep moving fast..speed off sef.. or better still buy them chin chin or gala and get help.

Anonymous said...

If I pick it?? Make I know wetin cause am,pedal to d medal mehn,awon iya mi osoronga....make I pcik dem finish make dem come turn to sumtin else inside my car,wetin I go tell press....but on d downside of dem being truly stranded I wud pray for dem dat watever happens to dem God shud take control of it,but I will not pick dem o

Sojjy said...

Its kinda difficult o but honestly, I don't think I will pick them up instead,I will probably stop by the nearest Police station and report the matter hoping and praying they go to the scene and carry the kids

Sojjy said...

Its kinda difficult o but honestly, I don't think I will pick them up instead,I will probably stop by the nearest Police station and report the matter hoping and praying they go to the scene and carry the kids

Olusola Ogunmilua said...

So sorry Linda, I'll increase speed.

Anonymous said...

Be aware and sensitive of your environment...Nigeria is different from evert other part of the world. This is a funny country Linda. I won't stop. I think the reasonable thing to do is to call the radio station and pray for them for God to intervain in their condition if they are genuily stranded. I can't even trust what will happen going to report the case to the police.

Anonymous said...

If I was driving on 80 will increase my speed to 120. In dis nigeria.... Stop for where?

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous June 21, 2013 at 2:34 AM, I think I have the same heart with you. I will gladly pay the police or any taxi man to pick them up.

Anonymous said...

i de mad? r u a leaner?... this one no be person to use im own haNd choose im death partner?... abeg i no fit.

oladele ebunoluwa said...

as for me,i dont think i will stop oooo....it could be a trap o lyk robbery,ritual or witchcraft.abeg i will continue driving,cant risk my life

oladele ebunoluwa said...

ehhh,i wont even think twice before zooming off...... i cant take the risk o, this is 9ja and u knw wat has been happening...wat if it's a plot lyk robbery,rituals,or even witchcraft... nooooo,it's beta i run for my lyf

Kamari said...

i won't stop ooo. it could be a trap

Anonymous said...

People are not even thinking what if the kids are from the water? I mean Mami-water? The moment you pick them up, they change into snake and kill you...Omo mehn, You gats to run for your dear life. The way they got there, they'll find their way back. The world is terrible and in as much as Christ wants us to help, this one could be a different scenerio. 9ja is bad and Robbers have diversified mediums to rob people.
Also, You never know if they are angels waiting to see who would stop. We need the spirit of God to discern all spirits sha...

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