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.
We burn seven year olds to death for stealing ground cassava, yet someone will claim that Satan doesn't reside in this land? #RIPchild.
— Chxta (@Chxta) November 16, 2016
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