NANS to stage solidarity rally for Omozuwa today

The umbrella body of Nigerian students, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has concluded plans to hold a rally in Benin, Edo State, today to demand for justice over the rape and killing of it’s member. 

Recall that recently, a 100-Level student of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin (UniBen), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, was gang-raped and killed in a church where she had gone to study.

Just before the dust could settle, news broke that an 18-year-old student of the Federal College of Animal and Production Technology, Apata, Ibadan, Barakat Bello, had been raped and also killed in her home in Ibadan.

The cases, expectedly, generated huge public outcry and condemnation from different political, religious and community leaders.

NANS President, Danielson Akpan said the objective of the peaceful exercise was to register their discontent with the rising cases of rape and killing of female students, and also demand for justice for Omozuwa and Bello.

It called on governments at all levels, security agencies, community leaders and parents to create a safer environment for girl-child across all ages.

 

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