Justice for Uwa: FG reacts to murder of Uwaila Omozuwa and Tina Ezekiel
- The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has reacted to the murder of Uwaila Omozuwa and Tina Ezekiel
- In a tweet on Monday, the ministry pitched its tents with a legion of Nigerians calling for an end to violence against women in the country
- Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student, was cold-bloodedly murdered after her attackers forcefully had her canal knowledge inside a church
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As Nigerians continue to grieve the tragic death of Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of University of Benin (UNIBEN), gruesomely killed after being r'aped by suspected cultists, the federal government has raised eyebrows over violence against women.
FG expressed its sadness over the death of the UNIBEN student and called on all and sundry to rise against coordinated violence channelled against women in society.
In a tweet by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on Monday, June 1, the government at the central called for justice for both Uwaila and Tina Ezekiel who were both killed in a blood-soaked circumstance.
"Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria is aware of the recent rising incidences of sexual violence across Nigeria, and it's on a follow-up to Uwaila Omoziwa and Tina Ezekiel deaths that occurred through sexual violence.
"Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria condemn these awful acts and call on all and sundry to rise against this cruelty," the tweet read.
Legit.ng recalls that Nigerians on social media went agog in fury following the murder of Tina and Uwaila by men suspected to be police operatives and cultists respectively.
#JusticeforTina and #JusticeforUwa hashtags were massively trended as Nigerians bemoaned the coordinated violence against women in the country.
Tina, a young girl waiting to write her senior secondary school certificate examination, was killed by a stray bullet shot by operatives of Nigeria Police Force in Lagos.
Omozuwa, on the other hand, was killed inside a church in Benin, Edo state capital.
A 22-year-old 100-level Microbiology student, Omozuwa was said to have gone to the church to read in preparation for the possible reopening of school by the government.
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Governor Obaseki of Edo state reacts
Meanwhile, the news of the murder of Uwaila has gotten to the Edo government. She was killed in a church in the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin by a gang of men after they forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
In response to the sad and unfortunate development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered for the investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits.
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