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#WeAreTired: Nigerians Rally Online to Demand Justice for Victims of Police Brutality & Sexual Violence

Artists like Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are being increasingly outspoken about sexual violence and poor leadership in the country, as Nigerians demand more action from their government.

Nigerians continue to demand that their government take fierce action against gender-based and police violence in the country, following a string of violent cases against young women.

The outcry is in response to the recent deaths of Vera Uwaila Omozuma, known as Uwa, who was killed in a church in a Benin City church and reportedly raped prior to being killed, as well as 16-year-old student Tina Ezekwe who was shot dead by police in Lagos who opened virus while enforcing a COVID curfew, and an 18-year-old woman known as Jennifer, who was raped by five men in Kaduna in April.

It is now being reported that another young woman, an 18-year-old student by the name of Barakat Bello, was raped and murdered in her home in the south-western state of Oyo on Tuesday.

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#JusticeForUwa, Nigerians Demand Answers for Student Killed in Church

Nigerians are outraged by the continued gender-based violence in the country following the death of 22-year-old student Vera Omozuwa in a Benin City church.