Another student, Barakat Bello was raped and gruesomly murdered by unidentified men on Monday evening in her parents’ house in Akinyele area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
This came after the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a student of University of Benin, Edo State.
Ms Bello was a student of Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training, Ibadan.
According to the father of the deceased, the corpse was found by the younger sister
“I was not at home when the incident happened. The younger sister was not at home too, she went for Quranic lessons but when she returned home, she saw her at the back of the house with deep cuts all over her body. She had been raped and killed,” he said
Nigerians have taken to their social media handles to demand proper investigation to bring the perpetrators to book.
Some of the reaction:
Barakat was just 18. She was fully clothed and in HER house. Y’all idiots should come & tell us how she “asked” for it. Cause y’all were still asking why Uwa went to church to read. So tell us what Barakat should NOT have done to avoid being raped and KILLED #JusticeForBarakat
— ebele. (@ebelee_) June 3, 2020
— Àdùkẹ́ Ìbàdàn (@Dammielawlar) June 3, 2020
"What were you wearing?" – she was a hijabi.
"Why did you go there?" – she was around her father's house
"Why did you go to somewhere you don't know?" – she was in her neighbourhood
Yet she was raped & murdered! When you rationalize rape, you empower rapists #justiceforbarakat
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) June 3, 2020
The rape and murder of 18-year-old student, Barakat Bello in Ibadan is shocking:
—Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities @MBuhari to declare a national crisis on rape.
—Women and girls safety must be paramount across Nigeria. #JusticeForBarakat pic.twitter.com/zXqZGVYIzX
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) June 3, 2020
A Hijabite, Barakat was reportedly raped & murdered close to her Dad’s house at Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan (2/6/20). Rapists don’t care about your age, dress code or consent, they are evil & should be made to face the wrath of law!#JusticeForBarakat#SayNoToRapist pic.twitter.com/OYqBn1uOCa
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) June 3, 2020
Despite all the virtual protests going on, Barakat Bello was RAPED and MURDERED in ÌBÀDÀN just yesterday!!
While we clamour for Justice online, Something needs to be done offline (On our streets)
Stricter punishments for these bastards
The spirit of Lucifer is in many people in different forms.
It’s in some as rapists. It’s in the National Assembly as thieves
Those with a different spirit have to stand up against this!!
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