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Jungle Justice & the Killing of 4 UNIPORT Students – Witnesses Recount their Stories



Yesterday, we were shocked with the news and pictures of the gruesome murder of four students of University of Port-Harcourt. The naked pictures of the students showing them paraded, beaten with their bodies soaked in blood and mud has left me feeling unsettled since I saw it. Next time I see the message *viewer discretion is advised*, I would definitely think twice before viewing them.

When the news went viral yesterday, it was reported that they were accused of stealing phones and laptops and were beaten to death. However, other accounts of the incident have emerged.

Some people claimed the students were actually cultists who terrorized the community and at the time they were caught, they had dangerous weapons on them.

On Twitter, someone using the handle @Penny_sugababe who says she stays in Port Harcourt recounted her view of the incident. Although a search for her original tweets shows that her account has either been deleted or suspended (or probably it was just my internet connection), her tweets were retweeted several times.

She started by saying “Gosh! So because the criminals that were killed in PH today were cute, people are calling it injustice…Smh… Nigerians sha”

Then she continued with more tweets which have been trending on Twitter

She concluded with more tweets saying “They chose a wrong path and they knew the end…. Did they expect an angry mob to pat dem on dia backs and give them ice-cream? Oh please”

“Good night folks, pray for your loved ones, never to join a wrong crowd or be misguided. The fate of those boys…. It is well.”

She received quite a bashing for her tweets anyway. But I came across a similar witness account on a site called Date360. This was reportedly written by a student:

The Students involved are Cultists, They went to attack someone, they were about 5 in number, so on their way out, A girl saw them and screamed, these alerted people and they attacked them.. One of them escaped and the remaining 4 were caught with Weapons and beaten by a man , Hitting them Mercilessly and bringing them to a slow and painful death.. The man later Got Fuel and poured it in their mouth and lit it., Burning one student!, The man was stopped with the arrival of the police so he couldn’t burn the rest, they were later taken to the mortuary where the families of the deceased Came to claim the corpse…

More reports have claimed that the boys were killed by one man. While looking at the pictures, I noticed one particular man holding an insanely big stick over a  boy’s head who was already weak, bloody and pleading for his life. I saw the man in another picture putting a tyre across another boy’s neck.

I hope this helps the police in their investigations. The governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi has reportedly ordered the immediate arrest of the killers of the students.

What baffles me is that this act was carried out in broad day light and in the midst of so many people. Were the boys’ sins so grievous that no one could stop the men who were beating them up?

I think not just the state governor, but the President has to intervene in this case. Despite what they might have done, this sort of jungle justice, beating young men to death on the streets in the midst of everyone including children just doesn’t sound right.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. omoibo

    October 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Very sad to read, makes me very angry just to think that these boys were killed without being allowed a trial for their supposed crime. This jungle justice mentality crap needs to be stopped immediately in Naija!!!!! Geez, the human life has become so cheap in Naija that lives are just taken at will, sure the kids had faults of theirs but does stealing freaking electronics now equate to being lynched?! The very sad part about Naija is ppl have become so desensitized it’s sad, ppl stood by and watched the other humans being beaten & burnt to death, there is just something morally/ mentally wrong with that. Are we now in the living in the medieval times in Nigeria? 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Anonymous

      October 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      This is the real story: Ugonna has been complaining to his father that his house in school was being invaded all the time by robbers so he doesn’t sleep there. He had a friend in the community that he spends the night with. Himself and his roommate were coming back from where they went to spend the night when they met their other friends Chiadika and Lloyd so they decided to go together. On their way, Lloyd said that he needed to collect his money from someone who was owing him. In the cause of collecting his money, the whole situation went bizzare and turned into a fight. The guy who was owing them started screaming and the vigilante group was alerted and they thought they were the criminals disturbing the community since they were more in number than the guy they went to collect their money from. that’s the real story, no laptops or phone or cultism involved. Those guys were homely and they were all christains. Also their parents are very comfortable and provides them with everything they needed. Lord have mercy on us

    • Uche

      October 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

      While your reason sounds plausible , is 5 am not a little too early to go get your money from someone owing you?

    • Mysterious!

      October 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

      @ Uche. Even if they stole the whole community without hurting anyone, is that enough reason to kill people in such manner. Even goats and cows that we eat are not killed in this manner. Are you saying that you are without sin?!!!! May God have mercy on us!!!!

    • JJ

      October 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      I wonder if that first witness would have thought it was sensible for those bush rats to kill the boys if her brother was one of them. Don’t let the funny-looking baby hair lace wigs, blackberry phones, bleaching creams, blogs, red carpet events, and trendy cars fool you, Nigerians are still living in the medieval times. The thirst for material things clouds our brains and distracts us from aiming to acquire what we need the most—— Well-functioning brains! There are too many sane-looking people with cuckoo brains running around in Nigeria.

      It is very sad! We are so consumed with possessing material things with expiry dates yet our mentality is so f*cked up. I am happy the police will arrest those murderers. Lock them up and teach them about their roles in the society. Dem send you? How do people think? So those idiots thought they were appointed as judges and juries to make a decision. People should know their f*cking roles in their society.

    • cathy

      October 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      thank you dear, well said

    • adwoa

      October 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      I agree this is a crying shame, they did not deserve to die lie that, who are those men or man to decide to take any ones life…

    • Mike

      October 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

      My thoughts exactly

    • Chisom

      October 7, 2012 at 2:46 am

      U are right….i saw how these guys were set ablaze on one video in and i wept…..i saw 3 of them that were alive rolling on the ground and some bastrds pour more fuel on them……FG and Gov Amaechi must get to the root of this matter…what will the world say about us….?

    • julliet

      October 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Even if those involved are arrested, would they be killed the same way? probably they will plead for mercy “saying it was the work of the devil” what are they going to do to bring back those guys to life. May God really have mercy on us.

  2. enkay

    October 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Sad news . People just gets away with murder in dis country .

  3. Mary

    October 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Nigerians will forever remain backward with their thinking. They didn’t deem it fit to call the police to further handle the situation since they’ve already done their part of holding hostage they decided to take the laws into their hands, issokay! Oluwa is involved, as for that one tweeting OP, she should pray that none of her siblings are involved in such situations secretly only to find them killed by armed vigilante groups. Such a heartless being!

  4. meiz black

    October 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I totally agree with @ omoibo. i saw the pix @ and wondered why the pple that witnessed the killing couldn’t call the authorities for the apprehension of the boys rather that succumb to jungle justice. This shows that our govt hv a lot to do in public orientation.

  5. rom

    October 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    like 8 years ago a ylung boy was burnt to death in surulere lagos, it was showed on tv and it was reported dat the ppl. arrested were later killed. In Nigeria the reason why we can’t move forward is because we have no regard for law,what right do people have to take laws into their hands? A criminal is innocent until proven guilty by law. And as human beings we all have rights to a fair trial. Nigerians please let us wake up and stop all these, everyone is a sinner. The person or people that killed those boys must have killed before too for them to do this.

  6. rom

    October 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    sorry i need to correct the typo, it was later reported that the people that were arrested for the guresome act were later release not killed.

  7. Daisy

    October 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    It’s sad what happened to them. But where were they going to with axe and cutlasses? Who did they want to harm. It’s just that people should have stopped them from killing them instead of taking photographs and videos.

  8. laide

    October 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    the day Nigerian starts abiding by the law of their country the day that country will actaully begin its journey to greatness. Laws are their for a reason, no matter what the people should have waited till the cops get thier because to their action of carry out their self justice they are in no difference from the boys they killed. My people a change starts with us, pls killling ourselves is not the answer to problems we have in that country.

    • Gimmer

      October 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      You obviously don’t know what cult boys have turned port harcourt to yet the police did nothing to stop these cultists

  9. helen

    October 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    As if boko haram hasn’t killed enough. What a nation!

  10. cho

    October 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I seriously Commend DATE360 on this and giving people a bit of the correct story.. these peeps are thieves, if you are in port harcourt, you would know better, they rape ladies,. they steal even in broad day light, just imagine this… these peeps are cultists, ask people in the school, they may be scared to say but that is the fact… the truth of the story, at least a lil bit truth is only on DATE360… MOBBED UNI-PORT STUDENTS DID NOT STEAL PHONES or LAPTOPS [FULL STORY]:

    • haardey22

      October 7, 2012 at 4:26 am

      how are you so sure they were thieves, why didnt the people take their time to conduct investigation and if found guilty hand them over to the police, are they god to pass a death sentence on someone in such an unholy and gruesome manner?

    • henry

      October 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

      @poster.ama a student of uniport 500L & i can authoritatively tell you that i have been robbed in this same omokri,@blue roof & in front of UDSS & it was by aluu indigens.Am not taking sides here but 90% of robbery in aluu is by indigens…dats y alakhia community hate aluu.

  11. Sylvia

    October 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    This is sad, when I saw the pictures initially my thoughts were what about the police, Why didn’t at least one person amongst the crowd try to inform the police to take charge? perhaps they were all enjoying the free show, *smh*

  12. Mma

    October 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Terrible and wicked. I pray that that man will never go free.

  13. CECE

    October 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    well,the frustration and poverty in nigeria has made 85% of Nigerians act and behave like sheep without shepherd. This is d most unlawful and unenlightened nation in the whole world , a nation dt most ppl dnt even know what government is, how government functions and why there is a govenmrnt , the earlier we have an insight on tjhis people will nunderstand that there is policing, there r laws governing a land, one is answerable to every single descision made and once u fault the law will be strongly on u.
    Haven said that, we will repeat our selves over and over on taking laws into our hands. A country of anyhow, where everyone me n u acts anyhow in all framifications. Is there any sin or crime that those boys commited that a Court of Law cant deal with . If I had ur bb pin or smthn would forward u what dehumanising things some onitsha traders did to a gal that stole a blackberry. The frustration is so much on us Nigerians that we vent all the anger n contempt on every thing that comes our way. It is indeed sad that we will speak the whole English on our lips and this will end up jst like evry others we have heard . For them that say that is a humane act, may them and their children reap every single sin that they have sinned and will sin . AMEN. God help me !

  14. Ekene

    October 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Lawlessness at its peak. Imagine children watching as these people were being butchered, they will start seeing such brutality as norm, and our society keeps training humans without humane spirits.

  15. kenora

    October 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    this is sad,how can they take the law in there hands,l called this wickedness ad inhuman,bcos they should have taken them to the police instend of beatin them to death,God will surely judge the killers,bcos no matter wht,they dont deserve to die like this…

  16. Gimmer

    October 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Lets face it…the average Nigerian has been mugged , robbed or know someone who has been killed by armed robbers Tone point or the other. Just this oast weeked, My sister took my 2 yr old niece to a 3 yr old birthday party and one of the ‘all looking cute gbogbo bigs girl’ had the effrontery to pull my niece to a corner and took off her gold earrings and necklace. Needless to say my sister was fumming with anger. My sister was like ‘ this thief has started with children jewelry, and will graduate to bigger thefts and when they catch her, strip her naked and beat the crap out of her, those who don’t know her history of theft will scream injustice and barbaric treatment’
    My point is the average persons has had stuff stolen from and wished the worst payback on the perpetrators..I refuse to pity thieves. These people steal without remorse or compassion. The fact that they finally reap their rewards in the public eye is not enough for me to empathize Or condemn jungle justice. There is no legal recourse in Nigeria. Cynthia and titi arowolo s killers have not been brought to justice. As a matter of fact I still don’t know what Cynthia’s killers look like cos if I recall, the police nely paraded their backside.

    To add to what Cece said, frustration and poverty only breeds cranky angry mobs who are on the brink waiting to avenge themselves since the stupid justice system in that country has repeatedly failed so many people. If the police had arrested these men, trust me nothing will come it of it. The onus is now on he wh has sense to to engage in nefarious activities that will subject them to public jungle justice.

    If you ve been robbed in broad day light or have relatives senselessly killed by gun toting touts (some of them cultists from universities) you will be relieved that at least jungle justice still functions even though the nigerian law enforcements and legal justice system continues to fail its citizens

    • Chidimma Ajayi

      October 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      My dear I feel you jare. I have been a victim of robbers and believe me you, these people are merciless. Now it is their turn, people who Neva experience them are complaining.

    • shocked

      October 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      just one simple question: No matter the crime done, if dey were ur brother or even son, would u av made dat statement u just did? u r even a woman to begin with..smh.. its a pity

    • Jia

      October 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      My family has been robbed twice. One at their office and the other our family house. The armed robbers came at 6am and left at 10am. They took almost everything we had and sexually harassed us. I still do not condone jungle justice. I believe people should be punished for their crimes. Despite the existence of Jungle justice in Nigeria, the crime rate is still increasing. That is the point of having prisons. It’s better to die than go to these prisons in Nigeria. It’s terrible. Acknowledge that these prisoners are human beings but make them pay for their crimes by punishing them. The worst punishment you can give human being is taking away their freedom and prisons do an amazing job at that.

    • robber na robber

      October 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      PREACH…..TRUST ME…I KNOW WHAT IS LIKE TO BE ROBBED BROAD DAYLIGHT…PEEPS IN GIDI HAVE GOTTEN EARS CHOPPED OFF JUST TO SNATCH EARRINGS..MY NECKLACE WAS SNATCHED FROM MY NECK WHEN I WAS FIVE. how about the young ladies who have been victims of rape at the tender age of 13 and younger from the hands of armed robbers. its so sad but i do wish the worst to the men and women who rob, terrorize and kidnapp innocent people in the name of hustle

    • Inori

      October 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you ! every one seems to be up in arms because some theives were killed .People who have been raped or maimed during the course of a robbery may feel differently .If they actually stole then they deserve what they got just because it was phones and laptops does not make it ok.Do you know the trauma that one feels after a robbery.Jungle justice or not nigerians are tired of being held to ransom with no recourse and until the system punishes the guilty it will continue

    • anna

      October 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      It is so sad you are speaking like this. I hope you have had the privilege to follow this story, what jungle justice? what did they steal?Did they catch them with any weapon. God, this is unbelievable. These were young boys whose lives would have turned around regardless, why didn’t they beat and embarrass them publicly then hand them to the police? Why kill them? I hope you have found peace with the killers? Jungle justice indeed! God forgive you and the killers because they just committed a worse crime than the thieves. It is sad.

    • Big diva

      October 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Very well said! You never know know what it feels like….until you are a victim in the hands of criminals. When caught, they cry for mercy and blame it on the devil. Meanwhile, a wife, sister, daughter, mother even grandmother, would never recover from the trauma of rape of watching their loved one killed before their eyes. Have we quickly forgotten the new groom that was killed early this year by robbers.? The reason it’s generating sooooo much “pity” is because its a video of jungle justice. Maybe you should all try watching the video of real rapes, murders and crimes being committed.

      Last year, the whole Internet was filled with pity parties for the “Abia university rape victim” abi? People rained curses on the attackers and even wished them jungle justice. Now, you see it, you condemn it! I just wish they can do same to the idiots who have milked this country dry.

      Long live the federal republic of Nigeria.

    • Fools everywhere

      October 9, 2012 at 1:21 am

      U’re an illiterate, am sorry for ur life

    • Justice

      October 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Bunch of bullshit!!! There is no reason whasoever to dishonor another human being the way they did, being killed like animals. Even Animals deserves better treaments. Punishment does not fit the crime. Go and beat the so called Presidents, Governors and Sentors to death na, same ones who will kill any oponents in her ways and steal billions of Naira. We can go about this all day, they were little Boys in school working for a better future even the killers ackowledged it so ho dare they?

  17. Sbaby

    October 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Adeola adeyemo of bella naija God bless you for this follow up, bella naija team you guys are doing your home work well and have your eyes and ears peeled well done

  18. dayo

    October 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    i believe anyone that will have the mind to do this to a fellow human being irrespective of what they might have done, definitely such a person is a criminal too and must have bn doin sumtin similar or more horrific acts behind closed doors. it is writn in d bible dt he witout sin shuld cast d 1st stone, which is impossible. if God can forgive us who are we to judge others like us and even go to d extent of such brutality . so sad, i pray God will tk control over 9ja… RIP

  19. itunu

    October 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The man that burned and beat those boys up is a criminal himself!! People that were around when this ridiculous act was carried out are heartless. This catch a thief and burn him alive ish has to stop in Nigeria. Pls, who made that wicked man a law enforcement personnel? That man must be apprehended and killed too!! Jeez!!

    • Gimmer

      October 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      So what do you recommend instead? Catch a thief and hand them to police officers who are all about sharing formula?

      It amazes me how some of you guys in your argument against jungle justice are indirectly trivializing robbery, rape, cultism etc. I’m a quite repulsed to rad comments like “even if the boys robbed, raped and killed, they don’t deserve this barbaric treatment”ARE YOU FRIGGGIN FOR REAL? Those who live by the sword deserve to die by the sword. I have friends who were gang raped in uni by cult boys and today the said boys are mangers at corporations , married with kids. Yet their victims still struggle with the horrid memories from being raped. We not to stop empathizing with criminals just cos a mightier justice is meted upon them.

    • shocked

      October 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      so please if u kill them too, wat makes u different from them?

  20. tito

    October 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    the problem we have in this country is that we attach too much sentiment to wot is not…… if those boy have been able to succeed with their wicked act, it is the victims that wuld b left to suffer and they will b enjoying wot is not theirs.
    and if the indegenes have reported to the police, what will they have done anywayz, is it not the same police that kills because of 20#…… sometyms some situation needs som drastic measures…… lets assume they are innocent is diffrent, buh they arent.
    Most Nigerians are not too be dealt with laxity….. sometyms things like this needs to be done to make others seat well, even though there will still be another story like this soon

    • JJ

      October 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Please go back to the era I think you belong. Law enforcement in Nigeria is pathetic but that still does not mean you should take the law into your hands. Know your place and stay there. What a normal person will do regardless of how messed up things are in Nigeria is call the police (That is their job and not yours) and allow them to what they want with them. You can’t change Nigeria by doing wrong or else we would be celebrating Nigeria’s 150th with no change. Change will not happen if we do not start from somewhere and that is by being the best citizens we can be. If it had happened to someone that you love, you will be saying something else. What is the point of us going to school if we still think and behave like we were trained alongside wild animals? We are just ignorant and wicked. Yet, we accept the foolish leaders for what the are. I can’t.

  21. @ajiriavae

    October 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    It seems that you now find students in every sort of crime these days. Is it the yahoozee is not paying as much as it used to? I’m confused. First is the fact that Cynthia’s killers were students, then there are student kidnappers, armed robbers, and now it’s looking like the masacre in Mubi was ordered by students. What is happening?

    • kk

      October 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      yes o, yahoozee is no longer paying….oyibo don wise!

  22. tito

    October 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    agree wirh u ajiriavae, and these r the so called leaders of 2mar, wot future does this our great country have……… train ur child in the ways of the lord and when he grows he will not depart and u shall ve peace of mind.

    • Jah

      October 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Unless you are raising a puppet, there comes a point when that child grows into an adult and develops his/her own beliefs. Then you should back off from trying influencing this adult’s every thought and action. After all, you find that some parents threaten us about having sex before marriage but some of us still do it. That is just life.

  23. rosellar

    October 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    2 wrongs dont make a right. It’s wrong to steal! It’s wrong to kill! Vengeance is GOD’s! They should have been handed over to the police! Please who are their victims? Their victims should start coming up please. If not, then these young boys have been served wrong justice!!!! Haba!

  24. 2Cents

    October 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I want to use the term vigilante justice… but that is even too posh for such a barbaric act. The people who killed those boys should all be given life in prison. What kind of mentality is it that you don’t even ask question’s you just start to machete people and then proceed to burn them. And the RIDICULOUS people that started taking pictures and recording videos! I think some people should be banned from having mobile phones. Good write up. I agree, the president needs to comment on this so people understand that committing such stupid acts of barbarism is not normal or acceptable.

  25. timma

    October 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hmmmm!Don’t know what to think,but I believe we should allow the police and the courts work,Cos if we keep on like this,people will set up people for mob action.So sad.

  26. Winifred

    October 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    This year I was attacked in my home by armed robbers and I was shot at while standing with my house girl was shot in the head but God was faithful and she survived. 2weeks later my workers were robbed at gun point, a few weeks ago my shop was burgled and swept clean! The Nigerian police have failed! When you report issues like this,their first thoughts are how to make money of you and possible suspects that they will treat as criminals first instead of suspects to be questioned that may lead to clues that will help with investigation. After all this,I will never treat anybody the way those boys were treated! Never! People are too lawless in Nigeria and people do all sorts of nonsense and get away with it. You will be shocked to know that the people that threw the stone were never directly hurt by this alleged cultist/thieves. Poverty is not an excuse to loose our humanity. I shudder and tremble that my children may grow up in this kind of society. What can we do?

    • Becks

      October 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      You do not have to be directly hurt before you have the right to lynch a criminal in a mob action. Tats why the sy everyday for thief, one day for the owner. Karma, nemesis, payback ….is that sure thing that catches up with folks when they least expect it. You cause someone pain and havoc in Lagos , you totally forgot and when you are studying abroad in Spain, someone else wrecks worse pain and havoc on you and that gift that keeps giving my der Winifred is called karma a.k.a reaping what you sow.

      Jungle justice is not a deterrent but at least Aluu village has sent a clear message to other aspiring attackers eyeing that village

  27. yemi Adeleke

    October 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Lord have mercy!!!! Do u want to tell me that no single person among the crowd feel for those guys? No one @ all can say its okay let take them to police. If they can just kill like this nd everyone there was mouth sealed, that means something else may be going on… Like some kind of sacrifice…the rate of terror keep increasing in this country. People now kill for filmsy excuses… There are serial killers in dis country now that use different means to satsify their psychopath urges.. The security needs to investigate all this people that commit evils… Check what’s going on in their head and take them into custody.

  28. Disgusted Nigerian

    October 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I have been sick to my stomach since seeing this news yesterday. No matter their sin, Jesus said he who is without sin cast the first stone. Must we continue snuffing out lives this way? These were someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s hope. My heart bleeds for this mess we call a country. We have become so inhumane and so morally bankrupt that we resort to jungle justice. We are the judge and the juror. My God! It is getting ‘acceleratedly’ worse.

  29. joe benson

    October 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    if they were criminals or cultist, they deserve 2 die that way. u are blaming d mob now, but if those guys were successful in carrying out their criminal acts and possibly killed their victims nobody we will all lament. this is the only way to handle some of these harden criminals in our society. without this we can not progress. i support it, if they were harmful.

    • Jah

      October 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      My dear, the crime rate will not decrease because of Jungle justice being carried out by these poor people. Blame your leaders for f*cking up your economy to the point where every Nigerian is thirsty for wealth, and students have become part-time criminals.

    • Becks

      October 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      My dear, no one I talking about crime rate deterrence . The issue is tat people are frustrated from law enforcement not doing jack to protect them from being terrorized by armed men and cultist in the aluu area

    • jess

      October 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Joe Benson ,if not the Mercy of God will you be alive,since they hv decided to judge the fate of those boys like that, let the wrath of God fall on them too. they themselves that found it so easy to kill those boys that way ,i can only believe they are pros at mudering people only that that they havent been caught yet.

  30. Fabian

    October 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    What a shame to nigeria,This is a big blow to the Nigerian Student,Nigeria is the only country,I have seen where people put laws into there hands,Killing someone because of some electronics,or what ever the case may be,The blood of those young lads murdered would forever remain in the heads of those murderers,I pity the family of those boys.Lawlessness Is now a part Nigeria…OLUWA IS INVOLVED

  31. Mr. Noah

    October 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    My anger is that same Alu village were
    the incident happened, houses most Uniport
    students,sometime last year, militants who were camped
    in Alu, went on rampage against the federal
    government, for delay in the payment of their
    entitlements as militants, in the process most students were raped during the demonstration in broad day
    light. Students ran for their dear life. I saw things
    for myself. 2 of the girls raped lost their life, it
    was sad and pathetic, the villagers did nothing, but
    could lynch these young Igbo lads because of laptops
    and phone. Its painful. He who is without a sin should cast the first stone.

  32. Niyoola

    October 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    These people have no value for life.
    Tomorrow, they will complain that the government doesn’t care if they die in road accidents due to bad roads or other circumstances due to government’s negligence.
    Well, they treat you as you treat others. You don’t value another human’s life, yet you want someone else to ensure you live!
    SMH! I hope the guy is caught and sentenced to death in court.

  33. Lulu

    October 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The useless Justice in Nigeria is to blame for all this mess! People are pushed to do such barbaric stuff bcos they dont trust the justice system enough to caarry out the law, so they take law into their own hands!! That been said, its not a reason to kill someones else, its just unacceptable! The leaders in Nigeria should be ready to pay for all the bloodshed in that country bcos of their greed and injustice 🙁

  34. Lola

    October 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Ok…cowards.y dont they douse kill d thieves in d government.those who steal with d stroke of d pen..who acquire d wealth meant for d whole country thereby leaving us in poverty?

  35. omoibo

    October 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    @ some of the posters here saying that the boys deserved what they got, I have one question for you. What if the boys in question were one of your children, relative, brother, cousin, would your reaction still remain the same? It’s safe to say we can all agree to disagree on this incident. Here’s something to ponder on, someone is accused of stealing in Nigeria, keyword “ACCUSED” and they are immediately dealt with either beaten-up or outright lynched! (naija system-guilty until proven innocent) In a sane society where things work as they ought to, when you are accused of a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty……. I couldn’t bring myself to view the pictures or the video of the killing of these guys because it just seems that there so many gory pictures from naija these days , the truly sad part about naija is while this was happening there were bystanders snapping pictures & recording videos and this just goes to show you the level of how we have become inhuman…..There are so many more incidents like this occurring in Naija that nobody tells there stories and it continues to be business as usual.

    • Gimmer

      October 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      I will answer your question if my relative causes anyone pain through robbery, rape or cultist terror, that relative deserves pain. No I will not sympathize with such person. I am sorely disgusted by your reasoning. S you mean to tell me robbers should be pampered cos hey are someone else’s brothers, sisters etc? That there is some wrapped mindset cos if that rationale made any sense then we shouldn’t be upset when our cars are snatched or our homes are broken into. Just take it as oh well it’s someone s relative.m

      Growing up, my mom always told us, if you steal and they ask you to bring your mom, tell them you are an orphan cos I am not a thief ‘s mother. Ta lo ni omo oshi? I don’t care I’d you loot the Nigerian treasury or steal a Nokia phone…that is theft. Ibori started with petty theft in the UK and graduated into looting public funds. I repeat everyone who cause others pain deserves several dose of pain in return

    • shocked

      October 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      u r wicked..dats all i can say

    • sinachi

      October 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

      must we be the one to administer the pain and the punishment. there is still hope as regards our justice system (the courts and the police). they should be allowed to do there work. Gimmer, please stop suggesting indirectly to the Nigerian people to usurp the the role of the police and the courts in Nigeria. Will u tell the man that carried out the dastardly act ‘kudos’ for what he did if he is your very biological son? If you do so, then you have lost your humanity. Why don’t you begin to see it from God’s own perspective. God will never have sanctioned killing those guys like that. It doesn’t matter what they did. vengeance is mine says the lord. i agree totally with the pple that said the best thing would have been to hand them over to the police.

  36. posh

    October 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That stupid girl @penny_babe is talkin was a set up n my cousin was killed like a rat 4 no just couse…we want justice,but we can’t do it alone we need d help of Nigerian n d govt plssssssss help us. Cryin*

  37. Yoshi

    October 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    ” The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -AE”.

    The murderer(s) and the bystanders alike, are to blame for this wicked act. How numb, heartless, desensitized and void of emotion can anyone be that he would bludgeon another human being to death? I have been robbed at gunpoint at various times in my life (total of 5, to be precise) and I will never ever wish death on any of the criminals I encountered. It’s all so sickening, this jungle justice thing. The saddest part of this cruel trend is that ANYONE of us (or our family members) are just an ACCUSATION away from being murdered. All I have to do is yell “thief!” in reference to an enemy in the market place, and let the mob take care of my malice. Again, it is sickening to even think about it.

    Life continues to lose its value in Nigeria, poverty has made people vengeful and bent on carrying out their frustrations on the wrong people. The “men” (who will not be named) steal billions; yet we block roads, prostrate when they grace us with their presence and let sirens pave their way while we sit and stew in our human juices under the hot sun in 3 hour traffic. Yet the indigenous fellow who nicks the odds and ends here and there to stay afloat, or even to show off a blackberry to his friends (youthful folly) is lighted with gasoline and set on fire.

    There is no magnitude of sin, sin cannot be calibrated – Sin is sin. We have all done mean, bad, dishonorable things in our lives – so tell me; you prostitute, you aristo-chick, you embezzler, you 419 fellow, you liar – tell me why you deserved to live, tell me why you feel morally superior to these boys. Think about your family and how they would have felt if you had been caught and killed for it. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. I need a lot of you to go and ask your Pastors/Spiritual Leaders what they did when they were younger and see how far they’ve come.

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

    • zax

      October 10, 2012 at 4:39 am

      well said…

  38. habba!

    October 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    no matter what you dont take justice into your own HANDS!! thats the matter with nigerians!! they are quick to beat people to death! My mom went to the market one day and saw them Beating the hell out of this man! they wanted to kill him! my MOM asked what happened and someone said he stole BABY FORMULA! my mom was like really, she paid for what he stole and told them to let him go! YET CLIFORD OJI was never killed like this! the people DOING RITUALS ARE NEVER KILLED LIKE THIS! WHY! WHY WHY

  39. R

    October 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    How does any sane human being pour fuel is someone’s mouth and then light them on fire????
    HOW?? Because of what exactly. That is inhumane, devilish!
    I almost lost my mind yesterday when I saw the pictures, I have cried my eyes out. I could barely even sleep.
    Young boys for goodness sake,. If you suspect they did wrong, you should do more than hold them until the police arrive. Who are you to take another person’s life????
    I don’t just get it. How do you strip someone naked, roll them in mud, beat the, till they are bloodied and unconscious, and burn them?
    I pray the person who committed this is caught and prosecuted. The person that did this will NEVER know peace or joy, it is as simple as that. If you think you are God, God will show you that HE is God.
    Whatof those that stood and watched and do nothing?? The moral compass of our society is broken.
    May God comfort the families of these boys. I do NOT care what the person did, NO one deserves to die like that.

    • jen

      October 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      YOU SAID IT ALL!!!!

  40. Madamliz

    October 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    The police have failed Nigerians, these thieves, kidnappers and all pay their tight to the police, people don’t feel the police take action when these boys r taken away to the station, I don’t think some realize how painful it is to experience what these people do to people, people are screaming why why why did these people do what they did, ask yourself, what would you do, if u hear a man rapes ur daughter or kills ur bro and after handing him over o the police he is walking heads high on the street like 2 weeks later, reverend king is still alive hosting party in prison, Clifford orji went to prison (had enough time
    to repent) and died in his sleep, what do u say of the poor woman he ate, all I can say is a situation like this should not be quick to judge, people r suffering , we are in these together, then my fellow Nigerian would do such to me? The pain and suffer in this country is enough to send people to kirikiri, or yaba left, the government should do what they are meant to do, this story tells ou how inefficient the police are, it means they r not stationed in that area, for them to hv come late. Oga inspector general, do something stop thinking about a wardrobe change. God revenges for us.

  41. okey

    October 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    na waooo,i have not seen this type of killing before in my life where somebody would be killed without making some investigations into the matter!i pray God to give their soul rest requesqiate in pacem Amen!

  42. Raven

    October 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    The “he without sin let him cast first stone” crap is stupid aha. Next time you are attacked on Falomo bridge and robbed of everything on including your true religion jeans, pls don’t be angry…cos you are also with sin. Mchewwwww…Nigerians and their backward logic. I guess the he withouth sin let him cast first stone justifies all criminal activities .

  43. Ngozi

    October 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    May God help Nigeria. That’s all I can say. Thank goodness I did not see those crazy pictures on LIB, I wouldn’t have been able to eat or sleep. I pray that the murderers are caught and jailed, to serve as a warning for anyone else that wants to take the law into their hands. May their souls rest in peace and may God give their families the fortitude to bear the loss. This is the reason why I get goosebumps whenever I think of coming back to Nigeria to stay for good.

  44. Chuckcy

    October 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    D truth is dat dy don’t even luk lyk cultist

    • Hammond

      October 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

      How do cultists look? Pray tell.

  45. Hilax Acka

    October 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    i see no reason why a person or group of persons should crucify a suspect who has not been proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt……… the kill should be punished

    • Sanmi

      October 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      True, but millions languish even in our prisons for time on end waiting for the proof either way

  46. shanday

    October 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I cannot believe some of the comments i am reading on this post. Really, how heartless can people be. Whether they stole laptop or not, the fact remains that these people are human beings. Where is the justice. This act is despicable and yet some heartless human beings are justifying their actions. Y couldn’t the boys be taking to the Police. I cannot imagine the anguish the families of the departed are facing at this time. It is unbelievable that people were witnesses to this evil act and nobody could intervene or advocate for them. Those that did this despicable act will not go unpunished. The state of the Country is alarming. Completely heart wrenching! We have no justice system. People that have committed more offences walk about the country. Why Why Why. The Blood of these boys will speak. Promising lives cut short. Completely agree with you Yoshi. I now understand why God sent the flood to destroy mankind. Some people are so evil.

  47. shanday

    October 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I cannot believe your comment. How do you know they were not innocent. Haven’t you heard of innocent until proven guilty. Besides that is not the point, if it was your son, your brother or your cousin that was killed that way, would you still be saying what you are saying. What happened to forgiveness. Bottomline is the act was an heinous, inhumane one. This can never happen in the US or the UK.

  48. Skibo

    October 7, 2012 at 12:34 am


  49. ItsModella

    October 7, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I swear I’m so goddamn pissed. This makes me sick to the stomach. Who gave these people the right to execute these boys? Who gave them the bloody right to take the law into their hands? Nothing makes them less guilty than the guys they killed. Jungle justice my ass. The stupid villagers (both the murderers and bystanders alike) need to be caged like animals because that’s what they are. They probably would not hesitate to shed another blood. These are the kind of people that need to be locked up for their entire miserable life…nonsense.

  50. Chisom

    October 7, 2012 at 2:53 am

    And who is this heartless Peniel….? She must be dating an Armed robber cos she doesnt have a human heart

  51. PASCAL

    October 7, 2012 at 6:55 am

    i think its unfair and unjust. the perpetrators of this dastardly act should be apprehended and tried. nigeria is not a lawless state. i just put up a trending post. check it out on

  52. waspy

    October 7, 2012 at 7:53 am

    So easy for Nigerians to take the law into their hands. These people that so easily killed these boys are most afraid of deaath themselves. It was easy to kill these boys for a crime we’re not even sure they’re responsible for but government officials who have done far worse, ripped Nigeria off; are left to go scots free. Nigerians need to have a rethink the road we’re treading we’ll surely lead to self-destruct.

  53. aba

    October 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    In as much I wish they catch thieves I don’t wish them dead they should have allowed God to judge them. This is brutal I saw the video and I couldn’t sleep

    • Tuna babes

      October 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      The same God that lets evil occur every single day? Lol isorai. There is a Yoruba saying “mo n Bo wa olorun o ya ni ogun Odun”…God’s judgement takes a while.

  54. Sugabelly

    October 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    No one can or should be punished for a crime until they are proven guilty in a court of law after a fair hearing. These people are animals

  55. Miz Imani

    October 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Let’s be real here…when a man is forced to be his own government I.e. providing his own water, security, health, and power etc even after paying his tax what do u expect him to do?

    While not justifying the jungle justice, but look at how backward we have become in our thinking due to the negligence of our leaders.

    Its crazy people dt have been robbed and raped and others that receive no form of security from the police, will protect themselves as they deem fit….I know ppl dt called police when robbers were I front of their houses, and we’re told dey had no bullets, or no fuel to come and these people wer robbed clean.

    It’s a sad situation we are in but that’s where we are people taking laws into their hands because each man is becoming his own government….

    • Tuna babes

      October 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you hate correct person. Every man for himself God for all of us in Nigeria. You have 70 mopos following a government official all over the place but no mopo to protect the people…I mean are you kidding? I just laugh at how everyone here all of a sudden is saying” why not call police”the same police selling weapons to armed robbers and cult boys? Lmao isorai. Everyone is sad cos the lynching of these boys were captured …how about the countless lynching of armed robbers on defenseless people in broad day light? How about the cult boys who killed my cousin in this same uni port back in 1997? The “barbaric”(since thats hottest term right now in light of this kerfuffle) cult boys split my cousins skull into two separate pieces cos he was dating a girl that apparently just broke up with a cult guy. His brains were everywhere…but I guess when these stupid cult boys commit such dastardly acts , it doesn’t incite as much sympathy cos it is not recorded? In this life you reap what you sow…your life can’t end well if your happiness is product of causing others misery.


      October 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm


  56. SAILON

    October 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

    AT Madamliz

  57. @ajiriavae

    October 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Please, allow me also say that what we know is the story the murderers gave us. As much as I am concerned that students seem to be embracing crime, the truth is we will never know the complete story because these boys are dead. Whose lap top was stolen? Because we have been told they stole/ where cult members but haven’t been shown any proof. Whose lap top was stole and whose phone? Because when we allow jungle justice, let’s not forget that we allow people the chance to trump up charges against others and condemn them to death.
    I think students need to be very careful because many among them are criminal and that puts them under a microscope. They have to be careful what they do and in whose company they are found in because they are not immune to jungle justice.

  58. Couture By Makioba

    October 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

    some people are so heartless….. why not take them to the police? and secondly were they caught in d act? what was d evidence? I dont really know if they were innocent or not….but not this kind of killing….this is so babaric….

  59. Invisible

    October 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I am really shocked and appalled by those who made comments about those boys deserving what they got I watched the clip and almost wept on such inhumane treatment. Who has any right to mete out such punishment on anyone regardless of the whatever crime they committed, they said they stole meanwhile whatever they stole wasn’t placed beside them or seen , some claim they were cultists meanwhile no weapon what so ever was seen with them, no interrogations made to find out the truth? I watched the clip with such a heavy heart as in nobody deserves to die like this , the man kept hitting them on their heads till they died , one of them he kept hitting on his face and set them ablaze but only one was burnt. Such wickedness, such barbaric act, such insensitivity may their tortured souls find peace and rest in peace and as for that man may he never find peace in his heart and may all those who stood and watched them being killed not find peace too, cos u could hear them shouting beat am! Beat am! This one never die beat am again make he die! That’s wickedness of the highest order! God help us and forgive us our sins heal this nation and place love in our hearts let’s all be our brothers keepers IJN!

    • Omalicha

      October 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Amen!!! I totally agree with you. No matter the crime no one needs to die in such a manner. God giveth and he taketh away. Who are we to be passing judgement, and taking anthers life. Let God be the judge. May their souls rest in peace. Pray for our country Nigeria!! Nigeria’s ignorance is its impossibilities.

  60. miss p

    October 7, 2012 at 11:50 am


    • zee

      October 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Very true. – was robbed by youths from this very village when I was in uniport. I was almost killed & was left bleeding. When the boys were caught, why were they not killed this same way? Those boys were just set up. As a student, the jobless youth in that community,envied us & they would do anything to bring u down on a normal day, not to talk of when they have a “reason of theft” to hang on ur neck

  61. Igbe

    October 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

    even if a thief has done a bad thing, how does killing him/her make it better? anybody that does not think twice about ending a persons life has to be the devil incarnate.

  62. Tuna babes

    October 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

    The hypocrisy of you lot screaming “why take laws into your hands, instead of call police”….I never knew till now that any of you had confidence in the Nigerian police o. The same people condemning police officers everyday on this same medium. Abi didn’t you all belch when they awarded the police involved in Cynthia case or “surprisingly”doing their jobs? The anti-mob sentiment and condemnation of jungle justice here will only encourage these criminals

    • anna

      October 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      God forgive you Tuna. Why should there be blood on your hands at all? Why take another human being’s life. You are so primitive.Beat them, take them to the police but why kill them? Have you seen the video? How are you sure they stole the phones and laptop?Where are the phones and laptops? Where are they? Where are the weapons they were caught with? god forgive you.

    • Tuna babes

      October 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      There is o blood on my hands. May God forgive you as we’ll cos you obviously have forgotten in the bible where is says in psalm that when enemies come against me in one way, they will flee before me in seven ways. When people inflict pain on others, they seem to forget that when karma rears its consistent and certain head, you don’t get to pick what measure you deserve. If Cynthia ‘s killers had been caught earlier and sooner (before they got to take cynthia’s life) and roasted by a mob, you hypocrites will sit here and scream barbaric, inhumane etc. but see what they did to the poor girl cos they ve escaped each time they did this to other girls? I mean Cynthia ‘s killers had several victims before Cynthia…all those victims never got any form of justice until these heartless perpetrators messed with a general “s daughter . Abeg let’s fasi sentiments and stop faking confidence in the law enforcement system /justice system of a failed state called Nigeria

  63. KARMA

    October 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Karma always has its way of making life rational. Ok let’s ask, why does someone miss his flight only to find out later that that plane had a crash and everyone died? Why does someone just drop at his bus stop and once d bus moves few seconds later it blows up? Why r they always survivors from every death would-be scene.
    KARMA has its way of sieving life, it selects those who it deems too bad to handle and groups them up and pays them. Sorry to say. We all can’t say exactly which story is right but the real sense it that there is always a reason to everytin. If the government succeeds to act or not, there’s always a natural law TIT FOR TAT, WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN. WHAT YOU SOW, THAT YOU SHALL REAP, he who kills by d sword wud die by d sword. Just keep your hands clean and pray you don’t get into the chain of KARMA coz it wud use u to pay someone for his evil and use someone else to pay you for d evil u paid the previous person. its unescapable (SIC). Funny but true. It never ends. Let KARMA manifest.

  64. jess

    October 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    God will save us from the violence of world

  65. sense

    October 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    For those in support of something this gruesome, if you say the boys deserved this kind of end without any investigation or trial and you think you are sane, I guarantee you, you are not! For those that stood by, recorded this and had the audacity to circulate it…I don’t even know where to begin. Everyone shouts about how backward Nigeria is, including the people in support of this, I guess this is their definition of being forward abi

  66. sense

    October 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    If you think this is the right way of justice, oya post this on international news, sit back and wait for international anti-crime organisations to congratulate you on a job well done

  67. Lara

    October 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I will say one thing though, all y’all that watched the video, have something perverse lurking inside of you, and you may or may not know it. Yes some videos go viral, do you have to watch it? The insane need to be on top of every news information every gist, will make some of us see images, that will never leave the crevices of your memory. Must you watch every you tube video, what were you expecting to see there. I must know, I must see. Haba, this perversion, has made people record events where someone is in danger, and rather than offer help, they pull out a mobile phone, recording gruesome crap. If not for perversion, what will make someone record such an act. Y’all are calling those that committed such acts, all sort of names, NO ONE IS CONDEMNING THE HUMAN BEING/HUMAN BEINGS THAT RECORDED THE CLIP. Anyone that watched, stood by, recorded, physically hit those boys, in the sight of the powers that be YOU ARE ALL GUILTY. We do some things, we think are harmless, then when the repercussions come, you want people to pity you, or feel bad. This public brutality, disgrace, shame and humiliation, just reeks of karma to me, these boys may or may not have been guilty of armed robbery, rape and the likes, but mehn, somewhere, somehow, they and their families were destined to be subjected to this.

    • Ib

      October 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Spot on!!

    • Bibi

      October 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      You said the wisest thing, although i believe destinies can be altered. Even if they were destined to it, we could have altered it if only one person in that crowd would have stepped in and do something to stop it. The recorders are more guilty than anyone one else cause they stood there and recorded in approval. They are as good as the useless king who gave the order. I still can’t believe this happened and i won’t agree to believe. It is evil. Why would anyone in their right mind ever want to have a murder on their phone in the first place? Then, have it long enough to rebroadcast to the whole world? How can you walk around town with a phone that has the video of such a wicked act? And our kids are to go to school with their kids? And play together? God help the human race because with such heartless forces around, satan is having a filled day and they are assisting him…

    • zax

      October 10, 2012 at 5:19 am

      i understand your disgust and for condenming the recording of the act, however the video will go a long way to serve as evidence….. moreover it is the recording that has got us all talking, it may not have been of this scale without it. hopefully the truth will be revealed and justice given…
      life is too precious, they shouldnt have been killed.

  68. Tolu

    October 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    My next few lines are generalisations for criminals, not these 4 boys specifically. Lets ask ourselves, what has brought us to this point, why is jungle justice still being practised? People have lost all faith and hope in the justice system. We all read about the details of cynthia’s murder. Do you think if people had access to those boys, they won’t lynch them too? I would like to know how y’all would have commented, after reading how they treated her. Your bleeding hearts makes me roll my eyes. Ugo that was killed 4 days after his wedding, leaving behind a young widow, do you think such people don’t deserve jungle justice? They cut down a man in his prime, left a young bride a widow, and they should be allowed to live or walk around scot free after bribing the police. Though shall not judge, hand them over to the police. Mschew. I mean, robbers, murderers, do not show their victims mercy, so why should they be shown any mercy? Please don’t give that crap of don’t judge, cos I just might slap you. Go ask victims of such horrible crimes how they begged and pleaded for their lives, and hear if those robbers, murderers or rapists listened. It sickens me, how criminals are treated with human rights kid gloves, when they didn’t show their victims any compassion. Even terrorists claim human rights, abi. Their victims that died horrible gruesome deaths by being blown up, or burned alive, didn’t they have the human right to live, and not be subjected to such pain, so why should we show such people any compassion? People are mentioning their influential parents, do you think if they were handed to the police, they won’t be walking scot free the day after. Cynthia’s murderers faces were not even shown, who knows where that case will end up. Some may say, by condoning jungle justice, it doesn’t make you better than a murderer, rapist or robber. Oh well, so be it. If anyone has experienced the terrors such criminals invoke in people, you will not feel sorry for them. They are someone’s child, brother, cousin, friend, BS. Their victims have not families too? Families that are torn apart and devastated in the aftermath of their criminal actions. They destroy people’s lives and livelihoods with impunity, and you want mercy for them. We need China’s justice system. Shikena. I even read some where, they are cultists not armed robbers WTH!!!!!, is that supposed to be better? What were they doing at that time of the day, where were they going, knowing how tenuous the situation of crime is in Aluu. Another camp say they were rich men’s children, they don’t need to steal. Let me tell you that, greed, and lust for power can make anyone pick up a gun and terrorise people. The money they have is not enough, they want to feel godlike, powerful, to see people beg for their lives, rape at will. Its the highest trip, something even narcotics can’t give. Go watch crime and investigation, and delve into the minds of such people, money has nothing to do with it. Just the way rape is never about sex, but power. So, y’all should give your bleeding hearts a rest. After all, you watched the video too. It doesn’t make you any better than those that stood by and watched it happen.

    • NALA!!!

      October 8, 2012 at 6:53 am

      Madam tolu, u need to stfu. The main thing is that anybody is innocent until proven guilty. So just cos mob said they were thieves does that make them thieves? In civilized countries, even pple who r convicted of first degree murder are treated wt respect cos they alsorights too irrespective of the facts that they have murdered pple. These boys were not even caught wt what they were ALLEDGED to have stolen n they were killed. Can u prove they were actually criminals. If pple like u are the kind of pple we r breeding in naija, then dt country is doomed. Nigeria is a country where all u need to do is shout ole or thief n wtout asking questions, tbey kill u even though u r innocent. How would u like that happening to u or any of ur loved ones or even ur children? Pls if u dont have anything reasonable to say its not by force to comment

  69. Steven

    October 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    One question please. Mizz Imani pointed something out “Let’s be real here…when a man is forced to be his own government I.e. providing his own water, security, health, and power etc even after paying his tax what do u expect him to do?” We have all sat back, and let our leaders make each of us our own government. SO of course, they have ignored their duties to us as our leaders, so why should we turn to them and the police they created, when it is time to deal with criminals. Think about it. Western nations that have a proper justice system, that stemmed from the government putting all the right things in place, with appropriate controls for law enforcement agencies. In such countries, jungle justice cannot prevail, because the system is there to handle it. In Nigeria, no such system exists. The governor of that state, hypocrite thief that he is, is shouting he will bring the people that did this to justice. Ode oshi, where was he when the people of Aluu were suffering from criminals, day in day out. People have moved out from rented and even homes they built because of the situation. He kept quiet, did nothing. Then something like this happens, and suddenly he is remembering his responsibility towards the people of that place. More nauseating is the fact that, he is now in action because one of the boys is the son of a close associate. Countless of nobody’s have died through jungle justice, and no governor has risen up to deal with it. When you let us be our own government, part of being your own government, is also meeting out punishment to those that have committed crimes. O pari.

  70. DocDeola

    October 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The measure of humanity is how we treat our worst enemies.
    An Eye for an Eye and the whole world goes blind
    He who has never sinned cast the first stone
    IF it’s a kobo or a 100 mil/bil N, it’s still stealing
    IF it is stealing from hospital funds, killing thousands millions in the process, then who has mobbed, lynched or burnt them in their mansions.
    Look at Norway, the way they treated that mass murderer, with dignity because they would not let their dignity be dragged down by debased devilish acts/people
    To even justify this shows how low we have come, desperate, faithless, hopeless
    140 million people running amok
    What about the day an innocent person, from the wrong tribe, mistakenly walks into a strange neighbourhood……it’s not about the guilty, it’s about what if this happens to an innocent
    We need to change, start by first asking God to forgive our own sins, not jumping the queue, not taking bribe,offer youth training/apprenticeships, we have to create the first steps, enough of blaming others for a problem that we are all part of..

  71. sotonye big-alabo

    October 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    this is inhumane and barbaric……looking at it from 2 angles that is religiously and laws of our society…….from the christian point of view the act of killing those boys is not justified..making reference to the bible there was a jewish woman who was found guilty of adultery and according to the law in that society then such an act is punishable by stoning to death…when this woman was brought before Jesus for judgment the jews expected that Jesus would have condemned her telling them to stone her to death but he didnt he said and i quote ‘he who is without sin here should be the first to cast a stone on her’ and everyone dropped their stones and left..God forgives us for our sin no mater how big or small it is……i think beating and taking those boys around naked then finally handing them over to the police would have been enough……………………………… looking at it from the laws of our country it is immoral to take laws into our hands therefore the act of killing those boys isnt justified too………….everyone involved in the killings should be arrested and justice should be done…

  72. La'Trax

    October 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    This brings new meaning to taking the log out of your own eye. In this case the man took the log out and beat 4 boys to death with it.

    No matter how you spin it, this is cold blooded Murder. Those in involved should be brought to justice

    I know many claim to have ben victims of crime but this is not the way forward.

    Stories are coming out now that these guys simply went to harass people that owed them and the other boys called out a false alarm. If this is true will you still call it justified jungle justice.

    Do you you think that the parents of these kids ever imagine this kind of death for their kids.
    Sit back for a second and imagine one of these was your brother or Son. Then go and watch the video again and see your son r brother being battered to death.

    I pray the parents never see these videos or pictures because they will literally die of heartache.

    These were students and aspiring rappers. Two of them featured in the song bellow:

    No matter how you spin it. No one and I mean no one deserves to die like this.

    By the way the man that battered them to death must have done this before. It is obvious from those pictures. He is a Murderer and will do do it again if not stopped

    • Salewa

      October 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      La Trux, sit back and imagine your mother, sister or daughter raped by armed robbers or cultists. Sit back and watch your father, brother, friend cousin, shot by cultists or armed robbers. Sit back and watch your child a victim of armed robbery or cultists. Abeg, all you people saying we should imagine that they were family or friend. Do you think armed robbers, cultists, assassins, thugs, sit back and imagine the victims they harass, torture and kill couldn’t also be their family. Do you think people wake up one day and think they will be killed, raped, shot at, maimed. Your one sided bleeding heart, just nullifies everything you have been saying and makes you a hypocrite. If you want to put forward an argument for these boys, please use another angle. Don’t go all imagine if they were your brothers or sons, cos you totally ignored the victims whose lives have been turned upside down by armed robbers and cultists. Don’t they deserve sympathy too, or because such acts are not recorded, that you are staying in your sheltered glass tower and yarning rubbish. They were going to harass someone who owed them money. If you believed that, then you must believe the earth is square too. No matter how you spin it. Oyaa please spin it for the victims of armed robbery, and rapists, and murderers. I am waiting or your thoughts on that.

  73. concerned citizen

    October 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    wow!! at all the bashing of the reporters sha, i tot the @penny_sugababe said she heard it from a friend?? why all the name calling then? she had quite some bashing on twitter with people cursing and swearing at her and her family? isnt that judgmental and inhumane too? did she force her opinion on anybody? As for this incident, i pray justice be meted on this evil Aluu people. God help us!! In the end only God can save us, no amount of law and police might save our land!!! i urge us all to quit whining and put all this energy to prayers.

  74. rosie

    October 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I cried whn i watched the video, wtf? Like seriously, pple r heartless, I dnt blame d pple in support of this, its cos dey hvnt had dier family n friends in dis situation. This reminds me of one I withnessed in lagos when I ws like 10 or so, I watched frm my Balcony as pple gathered around a guy accused of stealing, stripd him naked n were beating him mercilessly, I cried my eyes out as I saw pple act in such a wicked maNner, fortunatly for him, he wasn’t killed bt wåS$ seriously injured, I rushed into ma house to get sum of my daddy’s old cloths to take to him bt befor I reached him, sum1 came on a bike n took him away, dat wåS$ when I realized dat dey were even pple hu knew him around but were scared to intervain so as not to be accused as well. Iv heard of pple being involved in stuffs like dis, trying to defend d victim n r also lynchd, also heard of a gurlfriend while argueing wiv her boyfriend on d street, called him a thief n dat ws whr his life ended. Its really sad dat nigerians have to resort to such barbaric acts, this is sumfin that has bin goin on like like for ever, what’s wrong wiv stripn dem naked n embarazin dem b4 handing dem over to d police? Dat is, if dey have resort to some form ofdevelish act, at least dats still sumfin one can swallow… Everyday, I pray for ma brother n friends, with dem breaking hearts all over d place. The state of d nigerian security system or our government shldnt justify such acts, its jst like saying a man hu killed he’s step daughter’s 8 days old baby recently for mony rituals is justified bcus he’s been in poverty all his life! No amount of poverty, backwardness or whtever can justify these barbaric acts… I’ll keep on prayn for naija, buh seriously, iv lost all hope.

  75. Radiant

    October 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    For those that have excused this evil act of mobbing innocent people (we would never know the truth now) because they have been victims of robbery, hardships etc, just imagine one day you’re walking in a crowded place and someone’s property falls into your purse or pocket and it is finally found with you and the crowd descends on you because our law now becomes ‘lynch with no trial because we have suffered so much from robber s who go free’. Just think about that!

    Another point, I have to make is that have you noticed that when wrong is done is followed up by lies coming from the perpetrators. # cynthiaosukogu #yinkajohnson #titiarowolo #ugo

    For Aluu Community, may you experience the judgment of God that you will be delivered and may peace, righteousness and justice reign on our streets? Father, i ask in Jesus name.

  76. nala

    October 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    @Gimmer pls you make no sense. Where are the things they stole, or the women they have raped. Could anyone identify them as armed robbers who had attacked them before? Pls stop with with your argument or point of view which has no point.

  77. Asama

    October 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    A few thoughts. First, what we have witnessed is mob action that is occassionally the feature in PHC. At least back when I lived there in the ninties and eighties. Second, it is reserved for those caught red handed. Third, the audience could not have raised a voice. They would have been labeled accomplices and metted the same treatment. Fourth, when a vigilante group is set up, they announce a curfew and have the town crier spread the news. Usually everybody knows. They warn and warn. This is an age old approach for sanitizing these villages and making them habitable. However, what has changed the scenario is the availability of video and pictures of the mob victims as well as their before photos. People can sympathize because they are seeing pictures of the boys next door or someone who could have been your son. I hear you. We should ask ourselves several questions. First, do we acept the current judicial system? For me, the answer is no. When cultism first spread into PHC, the people involved were kids of well to do PHC citizens. They were sheltered because of their parents and only the poor ones and the boss ones amongst them went to jail in Enugu. Many of those who escaped punishment are now members of the house of reps and assembly at both national and state levels. They are loal govt chairmen. Because their cult ties are for life, they never dissociate. So for the sake of argument, some good samaritan with mob subduing powers emerged and saved these boys and took them to the police station, what would happen if they were real cultists? They will make the necessary phone calls and will be out of jail in a jiffy and elevated as heroes who survived. During political season, the cultists are recruited to provide security and thuggery operations for politicians who are also cult members. They are armed to the teeth and never disarmed. After political season, the money stops flowing and they return to the kidnapping and robeery franchise. Given that htey are used to taking life freely, they attack citizens with impunity. I am from RIvers State. Most indigenes with money or the means have left the state for Lagos, Abuja and abroad. Why? Cultism is now embedded in our communities. We live in fear and the mob action you have witnessed is reflective of a society psychologically strained to breaking/snapping point and unleashing pent up fury at a few boys (scapegoats or otherwise) who at that point in time represent what the communities view as the resident evil. Let us use this event to reflect on what has become of us as a society and why this type of brutality will hold an appeal for this audience. PHC has lost its glory, the villages are on fire and many of us are aliens in our own town because of robbers, kidnappers and cultists who have men of power in the palms of their hands. Someone once said it would take genocide to free PHC and return it to its glory, but that genocide unfortunately is not an option.

  78. Blessing

    October 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Lara, can I hug you abeg. You too talk well. Those that watched the video ehn, I don’t know what to say to you. From the description, it was gruesome, yet you took your fingers, and clicked on it to watch. Then you come here and on LI saying, you have been crying since, you can’t, sleep, you can’t eat, you can’t whatever. Person send you to watch. What did you expect to gain, why flood your brain with such images, why continue to “support” this habit of recording another human being suffer/die. The recorder, just stood by and watched those boys murdered in such a way, and you guys support him by watching/circulating his recording, yet you are outraged that people stood by and did nothing. Why, why. If it is not to satisfy some sick, twisted part of you, to see such acts. You don’t need to watch the video to condemn such acts or be incensed by it. Hypocrisy is the national anthem of Nigerians, I swear. Unless you are a law enforcement operative/at a senior level in the media. You have no business, watching such videos. You don’t need to watch the video, to be able to support or influence the arrests of those murderers. Recently and article was on BN about a little boy being molested, and the same comments I can see here too. People watched the video. Why, why, watch it. I’m sure if cynthia’s murderers recorded their actions, the video too would have gone viral. We are becoming mentally unbalanced as a people o. Our tolerance level for visualising evil is worrisome. We should watch out. The internet, shouldn’t become our folly. The written report on was not enough to incense you? Noooooo, you had to go further, and some also circulated it. Click, click, click, mob mentality. The other day, a man fell off a bike in Gbagada, and rather than someone coming to his aid, people brought out mobile phones. If we as human beings, don’t watch such videos, people will STOP recording. Please think about that, the next time you unconsciously, or even consciously support the act of recording, rather than coming to someone’s aid.

  79. mila

    October 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Hmmmmmmm,so many sins commited by descendants of Adam!dnt knw where I stand here,but I tell you that’s the most gruesome and sick video I hv ever seen,I’m still shocked,atleast they hv stopped d snappings and video!did they deserve this?I say NOOOOOOOO!see how a human being like me was struggling to stay alive*my soul weeps*oooooh!if they were really robbers,atleast a little beating n handing dem over to d authorities wld hv bn okay,sha its too late now

  80. patrick

    October 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Personally, I am conflicted. Early this year, my mother was beaten within an inch of her life by robbers who followed her from a bank. A few years ago, I was stabbed in public in broad daylight by a so-called cultist (or cultists) and no one helped or called the police. And of course, if they did the police will likely have done nothing. So while I believe in the law courts and due process and all of the ideals of justice and the rule of law, I nonetheless have come to realize that I LIVE IN A JUNGLE CALLED NIGERIA POPULATED BY MANY KINDS OF ANIMALS AND A RESORT TO JUNGLE JUSTICE COULD BE MY ONLY SAFE HAVEN! Those who have time to pontificate on the Internet or in church, please continue (but then again I recall the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, threatening revenge against Boko Haram — so perhaps vengance is not just for Jesus after all), I fully understand and empathize with your noble idealism but if I ever catch up with the robbers who tried to beat and maul my mother to death, they will face a slow and horrible ordeal (I will probably spare their lives, but nothing else). And then afterwards (just like they themselves would), I would go to church and be “nice” to my friends and co-workers.


    October 8, 2012 at 1:32 am

    NIGERIA…..A complete LAWLESS country where by a man as right to take another man’s LIFE UNI PORT student killed by vigilante group …….jungle justice dis is on fair
    9ja lawless country ………..I HATE DIS COUNTRY …..our leaders are there stealing billion of narias instead of us to kill them all na chieftancy title we go dey them

    • Mysterious!

      October 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Thank you my brother. Why can’t our community leasders order people to kill those so called law makers who have been milking them dry with pen and paper? Illitrate is truely a disease.

  82. Delikate

    October 8, 2012 at 1:45 am

    The problem with this is; the boys are dead and we can never tell what really happened. They just might have been innocent. It can happen again to anybody’s brother who might just be innocent. Did they steal? Let the law take its course.

  83. ennkayy

    October 8, 2012 at 2:49 am

    People talking about watching the video and calling us out… how are we guilty? Did you watch the videos of the planes that hit the twin towers? Ok because this is more graphic and contains very sensitive images so we are guilty and the onlookers too? Ok. You guys have to realize that we are in the information age, it is quite easy these days to capture events as they occur. I would not have taken a video or watched the barbaric act in person, but don’t try to un-humanize us. We are creatures of curiosity by nature we are spectators it’s a thing that comes with having sense organs or a sensory sytem ” … senses are transducers from the physical world to the realm of the mind where we interpret the information, creating our perception of the world around us ” some of those onlookers could have been sympathetic and could not do anything to stop the evil action of the men involved in the killing and were mere spectators – like drivers who slow down to spectate at the scene of an accident. Others may have actually believed that they were criminals and deserved to die and felt a sense of justice by watching the gruesome act – just like the spectators at the firing squads of the 80s. It’s not unusual to be a spectator and nothing to feel guilty about – maybe not entirely the best reaction when faced with an event like this, but nonetheless does not make those who were mere spectators for the reason of curiosity guilty of the crime. Let me add too, how could they have stopped this evil people from doing the barbaric act save for calling the police who are non-functioning lest they face the same fate as the poor kids. Remember its the technology age people will always click the record button – it’s the times we live in. I watched the video out of curiosity, not to satisfy some sick notion that you are alluding to. It does in no way make me guilty. As sad as it may be, those videos may actually with prosecuting those involved by adding a good measure of information to the investigation and bringing those people involved in the killing to justice as the law dictates.

  84. omot

    October 8, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Dnt b surprised d kinda pple dt committed d murder of dose boys.. Whn someone like dt posted several comments here (lips r sealed). Won’t b surprised if it ws her brother or bf\husband dt conducted d act gan gan ( d guy wit d stick) am sure it actually runs in their blood . Gooosh she even backed up her comment wit a bible verse… Mehn may God forgive u ooo

  85. rita power

    October 8, 2012 at 6:07 am

    So sad

  86. mako

    October 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

    for those justifying the act, pray u are never falsly accused. we shall all read about it and justify ur death.

  87. mako

    October 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    for the two girls who claim they know the truth> they need to pray dey never get falsly accused. we will be waiting to justify their death.

  88. Southernbelle

    October 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Life is extremely cheap in Nigeria, that’s precisely why this has happened. It is terribly sad!!!! May God comfort the families of the 4 boys and may their souls rest in peace!

  89. Justme

    October 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

    U guys want the real?, well here’s the real. Those 4 guys caught with minor weapons are cultist, buh they meant no harm to the community. Their mission dat nite was to over throne their don who had being in power for more than 5 yrs, they had to carry those minor weapons as a sign of their seriousness for power. In the Business of their Frat, to be a Don, u have to be worthy of it. Those guys are not criminals neither are they thefts, they had more than enough to even think of stealing a common thing as laptop or phone. The real culprits here are the villagers and the head chief, the villagers only mobbed and burnt those cute harmless guys for their taste for blood. Here’s the real STORY!

  90. kem

    October 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    if you went to a university, u will know that 5am is the best time to catch a debtor especially when d debtor will still be on bded…mtsewwwwwwwwww

  91. informant

    October 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    There is no justification whatsoever to take anyones life. One of the victims Ugonna lives in my former neigbourhood, he was just 19yrs old and even worshipped @ my sister’s church 2wks ago. In all the pictures and clips, there was no evidence of the stolen items neither did I see the alleged weapons recovered by the said vigilante group. ALUU indigenes are the thieves in the area and if u are or have been a student of UNIPORT u ll understand what am saying. I think these precious soul for whatever reason where @ the wrong place at the wrong time. As for the killer with the stick, its obviously not his first time of taking human life. For the on-lookers may God have mercy on U. To all those who support the death of these students, pray u never becom a victim of false accusation in a strange land. RIP Ugonna, Tekena, Llyod and Chidiaka aka Aladdin. God fights for the just. Shame on the entire ALUU community.

  92. kem

    October 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    its bad enuf we saw it @skibo still sending in videos for us to watch it again, horrifying to think some stood to watch, mothers, sisters brothers and fathers, aluu town is cursed and their generation will face it, for those saying we are talking cuz they are fine, May God shut ur mouth for u, are u d only one dt have been robbed in this life and even at that must we now take laws into our hands, how sure are you, they were guilty as said…even jesus himself knew that a day like this will come, that was why he said he who is without sin should first cast the stone, if he can give us a second chance, how much more human beings………for watever reason, they didnt deserve to die in such manner, stealing and killing in cold blood, which is even worst!!! May God forgive all yeah supporter of the killing, both the looker and those videoing because they would had alerted the police on time rather they derived pleasure in videoing it and May justice prevail, Cursed town , Justice for Aluu 4< May their soul rest in peace< amen…………..That man who took it upon himself in the killing is the devil on earth and need to be chained and kept in d dungeon for his soul is dark and wicked. the evil that men do amazes the devil himself…….Lord Have Mercy on we sinners!!!

  93. informant

    October 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Thre is no justification for taking someone’s life wihout proof. One of the victims Ugonna lives around my former neighbourhood and is only 19yrs old. He worshipped @ my sister’s church 2wks ago too. Up on till now, am yet to see a picture or clip that shows the stolen items neither has there been any proof of the alleged weapons found on d boys by the said vigilante group… The indigenes of ALUU community are the same pple that steal from and rape UNIPORT student who reside in their community. If u are or an alumni of the university u will understand what am saying. Secondly, it is obvious the guy with the stick isn’t new in murdering pple, he single handed killed 4 helpless, precious souls. As for the on-lookers may my God have mercy on u. For all those that support this inhuman treatment, pray u never bcom falsely accused in a strange land. ALUU community is a shame to creation. RIP Ugonna, Llyod, Tekena and chidiaka aka Aladdin. The Lord fights for the just.

  94. williams west

    October 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    either one man or twenty men that killed the 4 boys were mere lies and injustice, and the fact that it was a man who caught them is a big lie how can a man held unto four guys which people claim to be cult guys can’t you see that its just a rumors a big lie to safe the dirty ash of their so called leaders who order them to killed those boys and i think the type of jungle justice treatment should be inflicted back on them so that others who

  95. williams west

    October 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    learn from their own mistakes that you don’t take law into ur hand in a country where their is law and order and let their own family and friends fill the type of pain the boys family are facing now. the culprit of the jungle justice act should not go free without their own share of fair ill treatment on those boys.

  96. mark

    October 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    we will never know the true story..God help Nigeria and Nigerians…SMH!!!RIP GUYS..

  97. Jean-Paul LeCharmant

    October 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    As disturbing as this incident and its supporting images are, it remains a constant reminder of how crude and irrational humans can be when they think and feel in crowds.

    It is true what they say, that the draw of the crowd is devilishly strong. Think Jesus. Think Rodney King. Think Ghaddafi. All it takes is for someone to throw the first punch, or shout ”Crucify him!” and our blood lust sets in. We see this kind of mad murders everywhere and everyday in this country. Social media has only brought its awareness closer. Much closer.

    Nobody could have done anything to save those boys. If any one single person had tried, he/she would have been dragged into the ugly mix. The only people who could’ve done something – the police – obviously were too unaware of their responsibilities in the matter.

    We must try to remain conscious of crowd psychology and how easily we can become victims.

    It doesn’t really matter if these boys were thieves or cultists. Above all, they were human and deserved a more dignified treatment. Even Chickens at Christmas get a better deal.

    An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.

    • JustTalking

      October 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      I totally agree with you Mr. LeCharmant. It was totally a gruesome act and was indeed fueled by someone in the crowd.

  98. george

    October 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Those boys were not thieves nor cultists. The story about going for debt recovery is the truth. I live here. Listen to Tipsy and Big L, two of the slain UP boys. They sang this song as if they knew their fate. Sad.

    • A.smith

      October 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Can’t stop getting angry the more while listening to the words of the songs and they have said it in the track “there’s aint no love in this part of town”….Rest in Peace crew….

  99. Nigeria universities

    October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Oh my, This is so heart breaking, how can this people killed people in cool blood?

  100. peeps

    October 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Hmm am short of words! But if these guys were trully not thieves and found not guilty of this offense then it will be more painful. And their souls may never forgive the land of Aluu. OMG help us in this nation.

  101. CN

    October 9, 2012 at 5:05 am

    he truth is finally out!!!One of the four boys borrowed some huge amount of money to 1 Aluu boy who is his friend and for a time now d aluu boy has being trying to play smart(not to pay back) and on that faithful friday, d boy arrenge(uniport boy) with his other 3friends to surprise his debtor very early in d morning to ask of his money but unknown to him d animal had plans too, after some arguments d aluu boy called his fellows and started shouting that d uniport boys a cultist/thief, after much beating they swear that they must be killed so that d uniport boyz won’t report to police or call other students on them, pls as u read this ask urself some simple questions like y did they insist d boyz must die b4 other student or police will hear, (2) listen very well to what was said in d video, painfully getting those aluu boys to me is as easy as ABC, aluu is a small place, let’s start frm ppl living around d scene, d boy that was owning Him, etc dis hardworking boyz were very happy boyz whom were very popular in organising shows, we ve just lost our future celebrities,media youths, dis are boyz that travel abroad now tell me what’s a laptop to them and where on earth is d laptop they stole????we won’t sleep on dis, noooooo justice must prevail—–phina. Uniports students re rioting in Aluu,dats d evil community dat killed d youths And Gov Rotimi has arrested d chief of d community. We should never let this happen in our country again, cos tomorrow it could you, ur brother or ur friend. Rebroadcast Truth so their soul can rest in peace

  102. sheshi

    October 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    what is the true story about the four students burnt alive in portharcourt cos there have been series of stories some say they are thieves while others say they belong to a dreaded cult group hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm first we blame the pple of aluu for not giving the boiz the chance to proove their selves innocent or make it clear to the world what they have done wrong to deserve this brutal death.
    i just checked their facebook walls one after the other and here is what have been able to gather.i found out on one of their friends wall whose name on facebook is MEEkNESS ASIME,he had a comment saying they were 5 and one of them escaped from the scene whos name on facebook is Ibinabo Kalio (the only person who escape from the scene)truely ibinabo kalio as picture of him and 3 of the victims posted thru hes blackberry on the 22nd of september which shows how close they were b4 the killings.
    i want the world to findout the whereabout of ibinabo kalio so he can give d correct account of what actually happened,pls anyone who knows them or have them as friend on facebook should give any information about the whereabout of the only living witness in this case so justice can be done.
    to check them out on facebook here are their full names,Ibinabo Kalio,Lloyd Michael,Tekena Elkanah the rest id isnt known pls give us their full name if u have their information so we can get to the root of this case……………..
    no man deserves the way this guys died…………..its wicked and the most devastating act i have ever seen in ma entire life.

  103. Nkem Obi

    October 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Which way Nigeria?, how can a normal human being have the mind to take away life that he cannot give? Do we ever seat down to think about the life after here, about the internal torment that await the sinners, do we ever think of the judgment day, how that day will be if we refuse to give our lives to Christ, well the truth remain that the hell is real and heaven is also real and there repentance in the grave. so my fellow Nigerian we have a second thought to the life we are living and make a u-turn and stop the killing of innocent souls stop reaping from where we did not sow, stop victimization of the poor etc. I pray that God grant the soul of the victims eternal rest, grant their families the heart to bear the lost of their love ones.

  104. kem

    October 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm


  105. THEYLIE

    October 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm




  106. A.smith

    October 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    But i cant seem to imagine or think of how much whoever owes who that made them kill those boys or what the cost of the “so called laptops and phones” would cost for killing not just a soul but four just lyk that…I and am sure the unborn naija children are familiar with the word “Billions of naira” that is now commonly use in Nigeria while reporting that some National award holders are embezzeling and we are yet to see one out of such award holders being brought to book…..Nigeria id fast turning to site for Al Jazeera News to show the world with the numerous killing by Boko Harams and we have so developed into Jungle justice….Where was the community head when the boys were being lynched to death??Where was the “So called red cap chiefs” ???Where were the Police that is always referred to as the friend of the people…..The community people would have held on to the guys till the police gets there but lo,The so called police men were far away collecting their 20naira on the Highways and leaving the life of innocent ones to be take away just like that…The Souls of those boys would never rest until the killers are brought to book and killed too….Amen…..

  107. TJ

    October 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This not the first time seeing such, but I don’t know why I felt for this guys.hw would their parent,friends feel abt this video? the community head,youth should be held. Cos hence they knew this guys were student of Uniport they should have informed the school Authority an the Police about it before setting them ablaze..this can’t happen in Lasu or else by now it will be a different story. This is a special warming for the youth if anyone caught stealing I beg you don’t take the law into your hands by killing your fellow brother. There is a verse in the bible that says anyone found stealing did it to please his appetite though is wrong but someone with fornication an adulterous has sined more than a thief. May their soul rest in Peace..

  108. sal

    October 10, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Dis is wat happens wen people have no fear or respect for ethnicity nd tribe. See how slow d students nd I heard even one of d boiz is frm ph bt a differnt villa nd he’s peeps avnt launched any attacks on dis ALUU people. Dem for hear am if na hausa man dem kill like dat. We fight to die not to win…

  109. sal

    October 10, 2012 at 12:33 am

    May d souls of d victims rest in peace.may God give d family a heart to bear d loss of dis boiz

  110. ONYE AWKA

    October 10, 2012 at 4:50 am

    May the almighty Father help us in the dirty community and also in this country of Nigeria? Injustice killing of our children everywhere. Human blood is it water? I am pity for those calibers that burnt the boys alive without finding what the problem is all about. What will be their joy when the innocent students die in agony? May God Help us in this black world.

  111. OPE

    October 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm


  112. Edoxi

    October 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Case Study (life story):
    Some armed robbers went to a man’s house in a village in one of the south-south states, before they gained entry, for fear of being tortured, the man & wife escaped to the nearby bush through the back-door of the house. When they couldn’t find the man & wife but only children, the robbers pick the couple’s only son (less than 1year old) and dropped him inside a drum of water outside the house and the little boy drowned. Can anybody imagine the agony of the parents? Assuming such thieves were caught that night, what would’ve happened?

  113. BOLA

    October 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    words are inadequate and text messages are not enough to express the ugly situation hence,its pertinent we get to the root ot the matter to prevent future much doubt the nigeria police though.HOWEVER,ITS HIGHTIME WE STARTED TREATING THOSE BASTARDS IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE IN SUCH MANNER.BARBARIC SHEA!HAVINT YOU TRIED ALL MEANS TO RESLE POWER FROM THEM?NIGERIANS FORGET SO SOON BUT QUOTE ME ,CHANGE WILL COME LIKE THE MID-NIGHT RAIN…………………………..

  114. anonymous

    October 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    some of these comments are ignorant. Nigerians are ignorant. My entire being wept when i read this story on the morning it happened.
    The real truth of this matter has died with the boys killed. People that have killed them have labelled them as thieves or cultists so their actions can be justified. May the souls of these young boys forever torment the people involved until they crawl into a dark hole to die. AMEN!

  115. Jaybug

    October 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    It amazes me when i see people talk like this, things dont just happen in isolated form, one thing always leads to another, lets trace the story from what we’ve gathered, These Boys were all together remember 5 boys together at 5am in the morning, where are they coming from or going to, they could be coming from all night reading, or better still some all night partying, but the story says someone owed one of them money and they all had to go to this one guy to get their money, 5 of them!!! were they going beat him up or what, the scenerio definitely show they had an alterior motive behind their going to that house in Aluu to retrieve money, unfortunately Aluu comunity have heared about or had bad experiences with robbers in the community and they were looking to put a face to these culprits, they were angrily looking for scapegoats…anyone, be it u or me would have the same mindset till this point, but not everyone would think they need to b killed, unfortunately Aluu comnunity had a few babaric beings among them. From the looks of what the boys went out to do, its obvious they were not planning to go pat the guy who was owing the money on the back, and the way of carrying out their plan was cultish in nature, ‘5 boys went together at that time of the day to take money from someone’, unfortunately their wrong motives put them in the wrong enviroment at the wrong time, the wrong crowd linched them, my advice, dont join groups of bad boys who go in that manner to retrieve their money, u might just be caught up in the midst of an angry community and they would just flow with their mind set and u just might repeat history. Food for thougt..

  116. dollar man

    October 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    well,i cant blame niger,burning and killing of the inocent ones can not stop in nigeria,becouse niger is too big to be one country,so in a country like this every body take laws by thy hand,if you go to cotonu benin,senegal,carpvert island,and some other little country,u can not starb ,an arm robber talkless of killing the person,if u do,u will go to jail,nigeria have to b divide into 3 part so tht every goverment will be looking into thy community,fraternity has take over every where in nigeria do to ,the goverments ar not looking down to the community,thanks every one,

  117. Jessica

    October 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    God created evrytin wit d words of His mouth but as 4human beings it took Him both technically nd practically wit His 2pairs of hands, word of God says dat thou shall not murder cos thou shall nt even create not even a single hair not 2talk more of 4hairs. Who is dat man nd wot is he? Dat gave him d mora 2burn a full boarded young boys. Umu afo muru, Ona akpu nwoke dat man must wroth alive God wil do to him wot he did to herod and d government must allow justice to prevail in dis case d man nd the debtor deserves death 4shedding d blood of those innocent boys it’s high time Nigerians shld work according constitutons nd according to d law d killers must die nd dat is wot we want ”death” they must taste death cos dia heart is full of wickedness. As 4 d Nigerian police force there is neva a time they will not give one excuses or d other until d day they wil b burn dsame way by dat time they will wakeup frm dia sleep. I rest my case

  118. israel onyebuchi igbojekwe

    November 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    am not happy the way those student lose there life just 4 notting, pls am pleading gvmt you peaople should take action about it, becouse if not, sush will repeat again.

  119. ajey

    November 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    similar things happen regularly in the developing world. lack of resources, low penetration of governance systems and lack of trust in the governance systems are among the reasons.

  120. Mag4jesus

    November 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Gimmer, I implore you to look beyond your little bubble called “your life”. I am totally sickened by those who think it is applaudable to commit murder on the premise that it is a fair recompense. You and I would never know if the poor victims were actually criminals because, we failed to take them through a fair judicial process.
    Even if they were criminals, the fact that an individual has had the unfortunate experience of being robbed isn’t justification for such a horrid act.
    It is with so much pain in my heart that I write this response. We claim to be a very religious nation but I shudder to think what sort of religion would condone such acts. Evil is so prevalent and the norm. I guess I can only cry out – “come Lord Jesus come!”. For we surely are in the last days where men are lovers of themselves and haters of what is good.

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