Some female Nigerian celebrities has joined a peaceful protest against rape in Lagos and Abuja, demanding action from citizens and lawmakers.
This is coming after a 22-year-old student, Uwa was raped and killed in a church in Benin. Following the rape case of Uwa, a lot more rape and assault cases have surfaced online including Farashina, an 11-year-old girl gang raped by 14 men in Jigawa; Barakat, raped and murdered in Ibadan, Azeezat, a postgraduate student of UI also raped and murdered in her home in Ibadan. All these happened within two weeks.
Joining the movement against rape, female celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Hilda Dokuba, comedian RealWarriPikin, Bolanle Olukanni and Stephanie Coker and more have taken to the street to call people to action.
Tonto shared photos of herself from the protest and wrote; “Earlier today I joined @realwarripikin and others amazing NGO’s to hold a PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST GENDER BASES VOILENCE, RAPE AND MURDER OF OUR YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN.. TODAY WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”
Hilda Dokubo wrote;
“#enoughisenough. Justice is not just ice. Stop throwing the cases and the victims into the freezers until they become ice. We can’t keep burying our children because those who are supposed to be protecting us are busy questioning and blaming the victims.
When those who stood up and demanded justice is counted. Will you be numbered?
What will your number be known for?”
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