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Should jungle justice be banned in Nigeria?

A few days ago, a woman suspected to be a Boko Haram suicide bomber was lynched in Bauchi State on the suspicion that she wanted to detonate a bomb at a market in the city.

It later turned out that the woman was a mentally disturbed lady that was killed on mere suspicion.

Jungle justice has been a recurring issue in the country whereby innocent people get killed without proper investigation just because some people pointed accusing fingers at them.

A case that comes readily to mind was the brutal killing of four University of Port Harcourt students by a community in Rivers State. The young boys had allegedly gone to one of their friends in the town to collect a debt owed one of them when the debtor turned on them, screaming that they were robbers.

The mob did not ask questions, neither did they hand over the boys to the police. They beat them up, striped them naked and killed them.

Many of such cases have been reported, making people wonder if Nigerians have become so lawless as to set about killing others when they could hand over such suspects to the police.

There have been clamour for jungle justice to be outlawed in the country and on Morning Teaser today, we ask: do you support the call?

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