Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) has condemned in totality the rape and gruesome murder of Ms Vera Omozuwa and Miss Bello Barakat respectively.
Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, was assaulted inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, where she went to study and the rapists hit her to death with a fire extinguisher in the hall.
In another development, an 18-year-old girl, identified as Bello Barakat, was reportedly gang raped and murdered by unknown men in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
The incident was said to have occurred at Akinyele area of Ibadan, Oyo state. It was gathered that her father found her dead body around their home, after her body was examined, they discovered that she was raped, then she got murdered.
Bello Barakat, aged 18, was a year one student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production in Ibadan.
There deaths have continued to attract outrage nationwide as Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the rising cases of Rape in Nigeria.
CCIDESOR is therefore joining its voice to the condemnation of the barbaric act by calling for action on rape as a crime, adding that states should domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law and that Federal Government should treat rape as a crime and put out severe punitive measures to end it.
CCIDESOR insists that the federal government should declare emergency on rape, where severe punitive measures are put in place to serve as deterrent to potential offenders.
CCIDESOR charges the CSOs to sustain their awareness an advocacy towards ending the menace and continue to engage stakeholders at all levels and fora to bring an end to the barbaric act. CCIDESOR urges Imo State government to pass the VAPP law and ensure that measures are put in place to implement it
CCIDESOR however condoles with the affected families on the death of their daughters, while calling on the security personnel to bring the perpetrators to book.