An 18-year-old “hijab sister” and student, Bello Barakat, was allegedly murdered by armed robbers after she resisted being raped by one of them in her home in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Bello Barakat, was a student of the Institute of Agricultural Research And Training IAR&T in Ibadan, Oyo state, she was allegedly stabbed to death on Monday, June 1, 2020 inside her home after she resisted being raped.
Tunji Olatunji, a Facebook user took to his page to share the sad story. Olatunji wrote;
”Now, these times are not funny.
Bello Barakat has fallen too. A student of IAR&T Oluyole, Ìbàdàn. I gathered their home was attacked yesterday afternoon by supposed robbers who tried to finish on a romp.
Barakat resisted their attempt to rape her and she was stabbed to death. We hope and pray that the perpetrators of this evil will be fished out.
The girls are getting more endangered. The society must do something. I am not just worried because I am a father to 19 year old student too, but I am really concerned because girls and women deserve better. They deserve respect and protection from the society. They are not objects for use in carnality.
I think it is time to start a new campaign to mould the boy child. The new generation of boys seem to be posing much danger to the advocacies for the girl child over time.
It is my earnest prayers that the killers of #Barakat and #Uwa and every unreported assaults and deaths be brought to justice.” he wrote
This has sparked an outrage on social media with several Nigerians demanding for Justice for Barakat with hashtag #JusticeForBarakat.
This comes days after a UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, was raped and murdered in a church where she went to read. This is still being investigated as the suspects are yet to be identified.