NIGERIA MUST ENACT AND ENFORCE LAWS OUTLAWING JUNGLE JUSTICE OR IS IT JUNGLE INJUSTICE?
Africastallestman came across a video of presumed innocent people in Nigeria being mauled by all types of imaginable objects and then set ablaze by a frenzied mob on the pretext that they stole something. The hapless victims are assaulted with rocks, metal rods, sticks, and machetes. Simultaneously, the mob comprised mainly of miscreants, who would rob you at any moment, are collecting old automobile tires, hanging them around the necks of the victims and lighting human bonfires. Shrubs, branches, and leaves are added to create a bigger inferno. As the accused tries to fight off the assault and remove the tire necklaces, there is more clobbering and redecoration with the flaming tires. The cycle continues until the exhausted victims cannot fend off the attackers anymore. The results are charred piles of human bones and flesh. If the mob insists on executing their victims, shots to the head would be more humane than the slow agonizing death by fiery torture.
These videos were probably shot on cell phones. Couldn’t the videographers have called the police while the carnage was going on? When we condone, abet, or instigate the murder of presumed innocent persons, what prevents people in the uniformed forces who are already used to gung-ho behavior, from meting out the same punishment to us sooner than later?
When you protest injustice, you are promoting justice for all. Sometimes, the stolen article is not worth more than a few dollars. There have been cases of suspected thieves pouncing on innocent bystanders and clobbering them to avoid being dismembered by the pursuing mob. The mob without any trial, will join the presumed thieves in mauling the innocent bystanders. If you protest the jungle injustice, they may pounce on you too, labeling you an enabler. If you are armed, the mob will surely pay attention to your protestation.
This is one instance where Africastallestman supports and advocates for responsible and licensed gun ownership with background checks. If a legally armed person runs into such a scene, the person would fire warning shots followed by bodily shots, if the crowd does not disperse.
Any government that condones this barbaric behavior is barbaric and should be ostracized by the International Community. No one including any government has a right to kill anybody. While Africastallestman completely disapproves of the death penalty, anybody actively engaged in the act of murder should be shot immediately. If the action turns out to be fatal, a hoodlum has been prevented from taking a presumed innocent life.
People are being slowly tortured to death for crimes that would attract a measly fine, if it went to a court trial. A barbaric society invites a barbaric leadership because leadership is a product of society. You would expect prosecutions of the animalistic attackers because there are video graphic evidence but the Nigerian and African Governments do nothing. Nigeria is not the only Black Government that condones this behavior, the South African Government is also an enabler, so do so many African Governments.
Sometimes, it is not even accused thieves that suffer this macabre injustice, but people accused of making male genitals disappear by handshakes. In some cases where the accusers are forced to disrobe, they claim that their genitalia which obviously has not disappeared, were shrunk by a mere handshake. Obviously, these men are impotent men, looking for excuses to shirk their marital and conceptual responsibilities. People engaging in this type of behavior ought to be severely punished.
What lessons are we passing on to our children who sometimes join in the heinous crime? Just observing the public lynching of a suspect may have long lasting harmful effects on youngsters. They may grow into adult lynchers.
The current President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, aka Digong may have witnessed extrajudicial killing as a youngster. As a President, he has made jungle injustice, Philippine Law.
If fraud could be measured as an earthquake, financial malfeasance by the legislature, executive, and judiciary of most countries would be off the Richter scale. These culprits have never been set on fire by mobs. Maybe we should start publicly lynching the treasury looters. This option shall definitely ensure that all lynching is abolished forever. Laws against lynching will be enacted in one day by most countries Legislatures and Executives without any debate.
While the West taught us public lynching especially of accused black slaves, they have since abolished physical lynching. Racism and hatism are the current preferred methods of “lynching” in the West. Our forebears settled disputes and accusations by going before the oracle. People were ostracized but never lynched.
“Lynching” – racism and hatism of colored people still exists in the judiciary, employment, politics, culture, social life, and the economy in general of most Western Societies. Hitherto, Blacks were lynched by hanging which is less gruesome and agonizing than death by bonfire. Africa’s continuing acceptance and condoning of physical lynching in the modern age makes the West look at Africans as savages.
Blacks lynching Blacks by bonfires is primitive, evil, and unacceptable and should be ended by all means possible by Black societies. Africastallestman condemns lynching of all types, physical or non-physical.
4 thoughts on “NIGERIA MUST ENACT AND ENFORCE LAWS OUTLAWING JUNGLE JUSTICE OR IS IT JUNGLE INJUSTICE?”
I support the view of enacting laws that would combat jungle justice in Nigeria. This problem has eaten deep into our society and have drawn a show of support by significant stakeholders of government as in some cases, it has been observed that the police support judicial killings by not responding to cases when reported.
It is important that a laws be established against this issue and in addition to the law, there should be public awareness by the media to change public view on the issue.
Does Nigeria have a Bar Association? If it does, it is a shame that they are tacitly supporting extrajudicial killing by not mounting a vigorous and sustained campaign against it. The “significant stakeholders of government” lynch by looting the treasury. They are co-travelers with the administrators of jungle justice.
I support the view of enacting laws that would combat jungle justice in Nigeria. This problem has eaten deep into our society and have drawn a show of support by significant stakeholders of government. In some cases, it has been observed that the police support judicial killings by not responding to cases when reported.
It is important that laws be established against this issue and in addition to the law, there should be public awareness by the media to change public view on the issue.
I entirely agree with you. What are the so-called civil societies doing about this? Since the leadership is misanthropic and inept, the change may have to be initiated by concerned citizens such as yourself.