A seven-year-old boy has allegedly been lynched in the Badagry area of Lagos for stealing garri, according to reports.
Reports and images making the rounds on the social media indicate that the boy was set ablaze after being beaten up.
Although details of the incident are still sketchy, reports making the round have caused outrage with many Nigerians calling for an investigation into the incident and an end to jungle justice.
Cannibals roasted a 7yr old boy accused of stealing garri It’s very unfortunate the type of beasts breathing amongst us #garri i am very SAD
— SPACEMAN (@spaceboogie26) November 16, 2016
A 7yr old boy stole Garri, u killed him yet our leaders steal billions and make #Garriunavailable and u celebrate them. Shame, mad people
— General Hebay (@_GeneralIbe) November 16, 2016
And to think there were people just standing there watching! Where’s our humanity? Christ! Over #garri yet we praise the thieves in govt.
— Rose (@voureal9jakid) November 16, 2016
The police could not be immediately reached to confirm the incident.
More to follow…