Tragedy struck in Benin City on Saturday, May 30, 2020, as a 22-year-old student of the University of Benin, Uwa Omozuwa was raped and murdered while reading in a church.
Since the news broke, the entire country has expressed its disgust and anger over the murder of the young lady.
A number of Nigerian celebrities have also come out to lend their voices on the issues.
1. Genevieve Nnaji
The movie star took to her Twitter page where she called out men for abusing their power. According to her, women have lived in constant fear of men for a very long time.
2. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage on Twitter cried out over the incessant killings of young men by police officers, raping of young ladies and the high rate of unemployment.
While expressing his shock over the death of Uwa, singer and songwriter, Djinee gave an example of a friend who was gang raped years ago and was infected with HIV.
4. Nse Ikpe Etim
Nse was heartbroken with the killing of Uwa which dashes her hope of becoming a nurse.
Falz says stories like that of Uwa are disheartening. The lawyer turned rapper wants justice.
6. Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic believes Uwa and Tina (Who was killed by a police officer) did absolutely nothing to deserve the way they were gruesomely murdered.
7. Mercy Johnson-Okojie
Shocked by the news of the deaths of Uwa and Tina, the movie star it is time for everyone to come together to put an end to the endless killings in the country.