A crowd of people old enough to be his father burnt alive a young boy of seven years in a most astonishing act of barbarism.
The incident took place this morning in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
“I wonder what the 7 year old boy dehumanized and burnt to death stole to deserve such barbaric and inhuman treatment. Are the members of our National Assembly seeing what we see in the photos? That is the kind of treatment most of them deserve and not that 7 year old boy.
“In decent and law abiding societies, the killing of that 7 year old boy would be investigated and those responsible for it punished. The saddest aspect is that a police man in uniform was present and did nothing to save the poor boy’s life. I bet you that the Angels in Heaven are weeping for that 7 year old boy murdered with such careless abandon and pitiless.
“Nigeria what a country! What a people!! I continue to lament”. — Mazi KC Prince Asagwara
The 7 year old was accused of stealing.
There was no trial, no conviction, simple jungle barbaric justice!
Stones were hauled at him. A stream of blood flow from his head and mouth.
The callous crowd was not done. They put a used tire on him and set him on fire.
Nearby, a police man watched helplessly even as the barbaric crowd hailed and jeered.
Though, there were a few emphatic individuals that sought for mercy but that became a fleeting illusion.
“The boy stole. He was caught and the angry crowd set him on fire”.
A Witness said he was shocked that at least one uniformed policeman watched the incidence without making any effort to stop the crowd or at least call for reinforcement.
“This is callous. It is wicked and inhuman”, Mr Mathew Olorunhan, whose house is not far from the scene of the bizarre incidence exclaimed.
“Lagos must not tolerate the height of animal instinct. How can a 7 year old boy be burnt to death by a mad crowd? It is no longer the boy that is a criminal, but the animals that set him ablaze. At 7 years, a child is not in control of his world. He does not even know what committing crime is. We cannot talk of building a city that is respected by the local and international community when a 7 year old is set ablaze by a set of idiots. The Lagos state governor must stem the slide into anarchy in the state”. — NHRC Lagos State Coordinator, Mrs Wuraola Akinwunmi
Jungle Justice: 7-year-old Boy Beaten, Burnt Alive For Stealing ‘Garri’ In Lagos [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]