YOUTHS’ PERCEPTION AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TOWARDS JUNGLE JUSTICE DURING ENDSARS PROTESTS IN NIGERIA

Taofeeq Adebayo OLAIGBE

Abstract


Studies have investigated jungle justice, however, little is known about youths’ perception and contributing factors toward jungle justice during the EndSARS protest in Nigeria. The study was anchored on the Convergence Theory. A descriptive survey research design was used to conveniently select 291 youths' (mean age: 18.33, SD: 8.43) completing measures of self-designed questionnaire. Results showed that majority of the respondents’ have positive perception toward jungle justice during EndSARS protest. Finally, the result also found that unemployment, youth frustration-aggression, poverty, corruption/ bad state of the country and lack of trust in the government are major contributing factors toward jungle justice during the EndSARS protest in Nigeria. The study recommended that behavioural scientists should organise programmes (seminars and workshops) for youths on the destructive tendency associated with jungle justice. In this way, they would have proper perspective for the rule of law and Fundamental human rights protection.

 


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EndSARS, Nigeria, Jungle justice, youth perception

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