FG reacts to the rape and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa, 11 year old girl in Jigawa

The Federal Government has reacted to the rape and murder of a student of the University of Benin, Uwaila Omozuwa, and also the rape of a minor by 14 men in Jigawa.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the FG stated that it will be serving a strong stance against sexual violence.

”It is said that the true measure of a society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members,” Lai Mohammed noted.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Adamu Muhammed has sent forensic support to the Edo State Police Command in bringing the killers of Omozuwa to book.

A statement issued on Twitter reads: “As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.

“The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time”.

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