Many Nigerian netizens have thronged various social media platforms in the quest for justice for Barakat Bello and other victims of rape, saying that rapists do not consider decent or indecent dressing before feasting on their victims.
The 18-year-old Barakat, an Hijabi Muslimah, was gang raped by yet to be identified assailants before she was murdered at her Akinyele home in Ibadan earlier this week.
Muslim News monitored the many reactions expressed on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms that trailed the recent incidents of rape, with some culminating in murder.
Some of them are reproduced here:
The rape and murder of 18-year-old student, Barakat Bello in Ibadan is shocking:
—Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities @MBuhari to declare a national crisis on rape.
—Women and girls safety must be paramount across Nigeria. #JusticeForBarakat pic.twitter.com/zXqZGVYIzX
— Amnesty International Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) June 3, 2020
A Hijabite, Barakat was reportedly raped & murdered close to her Dad’s house at Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan (2/6/20). Rapists don’t care about your age, dress code or consent, they are evil & should be made to face the wrath of law!#JusticeForBarakat#SayNoToRapist pic.twitter.com/OYqBn1uOCa
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) June 3, 2020
— Àdùkẹ́ Ìbàdàn (@Dammielawlar) June 3, 2020
Barakat was an “Hijab sister”. According to multiple reports, Barakat was raped and killed. The bastard who did this is yet to be identified. May he knows no peace until he’s found!! Justice for one, Justice for all!! #JusticeForBarakat pic.twitter.com/0vLIYGcYBr
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) June 3, 2020
Despite all the virtual protests going on, Barakat Bello was RAPED and MURDERED in ÌBÀDÀN just yesterday!!
While we clamour for Justice online, Something needs to be done offline (On our streets)
— Your Uncle From Kaduna (@Real_jaeflex) June 3, 2020
Not again !!!! Can you see why not doing anything is dangerous??? Can you see what they are doing to us???? Help usssss! Help us stop this. This young woman was raped and killed yesterday in Ibadan. What is happening??? #JusticeForBarakat pic.twitter.com/v2DqCAGC3t
— Renè The Leader ❤️ (@Rene_noire) June 3, 2020
Follow #JusticeforBarakat on Twitter to read more and also tweet about it.
By: Abdullah Abdulganiy
SUPPORT MUSLIM NEWS NIGERIA
With your generous financial contributions to MUSLIM NEWS, you are helping to sustain a culture of journalistic integrity that promotes tranquil Islamic values and ensures it remains free and available to all.
Rawshield PR Company
Guaranty Trust Bank
IN PICTURES: What led to the establishment of Muslim News, Nigeria’s most authoritative Islamic Newspaper