#JusticeForUwa: Nigerians React After 22-Year-Old UNIBEN Student Was Raped And Killed Inside A Church

Uwaila Omozuwa OnoBello

Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the brutal death of a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped and physically assaulted inside her local church in Edo state.

According to multiple reports, the 22-year-old student frequently went to read at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province in Benin, before she was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, May 27.

A family source said Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.

He said, “The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already. He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood  and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.

“He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.

“It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church , beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.”

The incident has led to a social media campaign for justice with the hashtag #JusticeForUwa. There has also been many reactions from celebrities along with the Governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki who condemned the incident and reassured the public that justice will be served. Here are some tweets below:

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