The South West leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has frowned at the recent news of a young lady, identified as Bello Barakat, who died as a result of being beaten and raped.
This news is coming few days after the report of Uwaila Omozuwa, a female Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo, who found lying in a pool of blood at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG after been allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified gang of rapist.
It was gathered that Barakat, who was an ND 1 student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, was unfortunately beaten, raped in her home where she lives with her parents.
The leadership and entire members of NANS South West Zone and other Zones in the country loudly condemn the acts of rape against girls and other violent acts. The student constituency promise to improve their campaigns and pressure until justice is found for the deceased member.
In a press statement issued by the association Deputy Coordinator, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman ”Dan Fodio”, the comrade lamented on rape cases in what he described as unfortunate and horror scene.
“It is the most unfortunate and horror scene to imagine how innocent and promising young ladies were devoured by fellow human.
“Rape has always ranked one of the most traumatizing vice that is hunting down the life and future of any youth especially the female gender around the world.
“We believe the government through its various law enforcement agencies is already making effort to investigate and serve justice as due. We however want to reaffirm our resolve as the leadership of all students in South West in which the victim is an active member to never stop pressurizing until the perpetrators of this heinous crimes are brought to book and the deserving punishment is melted.”
In the same vein, the association admonish parents, caregivers, guardians, management of schools, religious organizations, security outfits, institutions and the government at all levels to create a safer environment for girls across all ages.
The South West leadership of NANS led by Comrade Kappo Olawale Samuel sympathize with the family of Bello Barakat, and pray that the Almighty God comfort her loved ones.