Nigerians have taken to Twitter to call for #JusticeForUwa, a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa who was raped and killed in a church close to her home in Edo state.
As the family of Uwavera appealed for justice for her death, Nigerians have started a hashtag #JusticeForUwa to demand that her killers be tracked down.
According to reports, Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed. Her sister, Judith Omozuwa said her sister had been raped after which she was hit with a fire extinguisher.
Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Wednesday evening. She was taken to hospital after a security guard found her, her skirt torn and her shirt covered in blood, Judith Omozuwa said.
Uwavera died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack, her sister revealed.
Uwavera had only just been admitted to the University of Benin to study microbiology when she was killed and according to her sister, she usually goes to the church to read because it is quiet.
Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to call for the #JusticeForUwa. See some tweets below.
How easy it is to take a life you had no hand in creating…..what heartlessness dwells in hearts of these rapists and killers??Face with symbols over mouth #JusticeForUwa – @HenshawKate
I strongly condemn the gruesome killing of vera uwaila .a 100 level microbiology student of our great uniben..dastardly as it it,we are yet to hear of any arrest..may God give her parents fortitude to bear the loss..justice must be served..she was just 22yrs old.#justiceforuwa – @APOSTLESULEMAN
22 years old. Raped and brutalized in a place that is supposed to provide sanctuary and protection. We demand justice #JusticeForUwa – @Easyy_
Not again! Not again! I’m really speechless. Uwa deserves justice and Men should do better. #JusticeForUwa – @DONJAZZY
Heart breaking to wake up everyday to sad news, it’s sickening and terrifying!!
#WeAreTired Uwa was RAPED and BRUTALLY MURDERED in cold blood while reading inside a CHURCH!!! what did she fu*cking do wrong!!!!!?Weary faceWeary face
No one deserves thisBroken heartBroken heartBroken heart #JusticeForUwa – @Symply_Tacha
WE ARE TIRED OF NOT FEELING SAFE ! IN CHURCH, IN SCHOOL, AT WORK ! WOMEN ARE TIRED #JusticeForUwa -@LadyDonli
terrible times. incidents like this shouldn’t keep happening, we need to speak up and more importantly, do better as a people. stop raping and killing, e no make sense! let’s not destroy our future with our own hands. 🙏🏾Broken heart. #JusticeForUwa #JusticeForTina – @fireboydml