Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on December 17, 2017
The United Global Resolve For Peace has decried high rate of jungle justice in Nigeria, urging youths to shun killings and allow the law to take its course while saying government must implement policies sensitizing the public on the dangers of the act.
Speaking at a press briefing to kick-start campaign against jungle justice in Akure, Ondo State, UGRFP Executive Director, Olaseni Shalom, said the action dents the country’s image and threatens its resolve to exist as a democratic state.
He condemned the jungle justice meted to the traditional ruler of a community in Ondo State, Oba Afolabi Odidiomo, the Olu of Igbokoda Kingdom regreting that some Nigerians have formed the habit of venting their anger or emotions on persons accused of committing crimes.
Shalom said his organization denounced jungle justice as inimical to peace, tranquility and our collective co-existence and a slippery slope capable of taking the country back to the barbaric era and the Thomas Hobbes state of nature when life was short, nasty and brutish.
He encouraged all people to leave all thinking and actions related to barbarism and disregard for the sanctity of life and totally purge themselves of this terrorist notion.j