The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has warned Nigerians to desist from lynching.
Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, the Director-General of the agency, gave the warning during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to her, the jungle justice clause is becoming worrisome as some citizens now take the law into their hands without an in-depth of what the crime is all about.
“The media is not doing enough concerning jungle justice. It appears it has come to stay; we all know how powerful the media is, this impunity must stop.
“The media can petition the police, the Inspector General of Police, to ensure that if someone is found killed or stripped naked in the name of jungle justice, those involved would be arrested.
“By the time the arrest is done, nobody will allow anyone to be treated that way around their houses, this will stop but it is like everyone is just keeping quiet concerning jungle justice,” she said.
The director-general, therefore, called on the media to do enough work in this area through publicity to put an end to jungle justice incidents.