A 7-year old boy was reportedly lynched in the Badagry area of Lagos for attempting to steal garri from a trader’s shop.
It is unclear why the Nigerian Police did not respond to the situation. Jungle justice is fairly common in many Nigerian cities, where the sense that the system cannot provide justice compels mobs to mete out immediate ‘justice’.
What is happening in this country? This is rather disturbing! How can you brutally murder a 7-year-old child for stealing? This kind of thing can only be seen in Nigeria.
According to a twitter user, Adeyanju Deji, ‘@adeyanjudeji’, a child was burnt to death by angry mobs in Lagos for stealing.
The right authorities should see that the perpetrators of this evil and barbaric act face the full wrought of the law.
7yr old boy killed in Lagos just now for stealing. What kind of a nation is this oh Lord? God why? pic.twitter.com/Hylz9VUgbH
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) November 16, 2016
Nobody is trying to say that stealing is good or that the poor boy shouldn’t be given the right punishment, but killing him is way too extreme. Come to think of it, what exactly did he steal?
Nigerians are just hypocrites, if they want to fight morality and uprightness in the country they should start with those ones who have crippled the economic sector of the country by stealing the nation’s money in trillions of dollar