Nigerians React To News Of 7-Year-Old Boy Who Was Beaten And Burnt To Death For Stealing Garri

​PDP’s New Media Director, Deji Adeyanju shared a photo of a young boy said to be about 7-year-old who was allegedly given jungle justice as he was beaten severely by a mob and burnt to death. The location of the incident is unknown.

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the dastardly act.

“ I’ve always said this, Jungle Justice is a barbaric act that must be condemned by all, see what was done to a 7yr old becos he stole garri.:'(

pic.twitter.com/Zq9OwjJeQD — Mr. Olisaemeka ™ (@OlisaOsega) November 16, 2016

    

‘ Phone, garri, money.. Whatever he stole, That’s a child for God’s sake.. 😐 https://t.co/DmvKmbD68r   A L I Y U (@aliiyu__) November 16, 2016

      

‘ This is hard to stomach… A 7yr killed because of Garri. For God sake!! People are Evil.. Poverty is not an Excuse!! — Ari Gold (@Baffah__g) November 16, 2016

      

‘ Steal Billions and become a Chairman in your Area, and Chieftaincy bestowed on you by your People, Steal Garri and be Burnt, Jungle Justice — Akpos (@officialsimcard) November 16, 2016

       

‘ If you were one of those that killed that boy over garri, or you just even watched you are going to hell — Oluwashina (@Nijafineboy) November 16, 2016

      

‘ You people will be running 🏃 after politicians stealing our billions and you burnt someone for stealing garri or cellphone…. — Snapchat: Cheyee_b (@Cheyee_B) November 16, 2016

     

‘ Jungle justice isn’t the solution, be it Garri or cellphone, 7 years or 30 years…. He doesn’t deserve to be lynched or burnt. Xoxo wrong — Snapchat: Cheyee_b (@Cheyee_B) November 16, 2016

        

‘ God will not have mercy on a country where kids are burnt to death for stealing Garri. — Dr. Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) November 16, 2016

Our Justice system.

Steal billions > 1month in a luxurious prison.

Steal millions > 1year. 

Thousands >10years.

Phone/garri > Burn alive. — Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) November 16, 2016

‘ A 7yr old boy stole garri & U burn im 2 death But wen Politicians fleece ur future away wt deir pen, U hail dem God’s judgement awaits u! Olumuyiwa Amao (@talk2smat) November 16, 2016

    

‘ The depressing thing about the 7yr old who was burnt alive for stealing garri, is that even before the court of law, he is still a juvenile. — Charles the 1st (@9jaBloke) November 16, 2016

    

‘ They killed that kid because of garri? Come on!!! Ordinary garri? He was hungry, nobody fit give am 2cups, then, warn am? — D’Padre™ (@D_WarEagle) November 16, 2016

     

‘ Anyone who steals Garri right now should be given groundnut and Sugar, not burnt to death. — Witty_Wicked_Wizard (@iam_oyebode) November 16, 2016

    

‘ But then, how much garri would that child have stolen just to satiate hunger that was induced by irresponsible governance, to deserve death? — Charles the 1st (@9jaBloke) November 16, 2016

  

‘ I hope @NGRSenate pushes a bill against jungle justice as fast as they amended the CCB/CCT Act..d killing of a boy over Garri is 1 too many — Oladapo Temitayo (@OladapoTemitay1) November 16, 2016

    

‘ He stole garri.

He stole a phone. Whatever he stole, his life has more value but people proved otherwise. — Blaq (@thatblaqdude) November 16, 2016

  

‘ Let me enlighten you. We have pack of liars, thieves in our government, yet we killed a 7 yr for garri.

#HeWasNotAThiefHeWasHungry— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) November 16, 2016

     

‘ if U See Pple stealing ur Garri,Dont kill or Mock them,it’s hunger.Just add Sugar&Groundnut for them & Pray that u shouldnt b in Their Shoes — JAGABAN (@UNCLE_AJALA) November 16, 2016

      

‘ This cruelty is becoming unbecoming. how can you kill a kid just because he stole garri? Haba.. — ƊaN’ (@Dinnydavinci) November 16, 2016

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