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A 22 year old Nigerian lady named Vera Uwaila Omozuwa has died, after she was raped inside one of the parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, by hoodlums on May 27th, 2020.

Prior to her death, Uwa had been a 100 level Microbiology student of the prestigious University of Benin (UNIBEN).

The situation has left Nigerians dazed, and utterly shocked at the extent human wickedness can get. Some Nigerians even took to their social media handles to call on the relevant authorities to find Uwa’s killers, with the hash tag #JusticeforUwa.

Punch Nigeria reports that Uwa had gone into the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, to read her books, when some hoodlums entered the Church auditorium where she was, struck her with a fire extinguisher, raped her and left her there to die.

If not that a security guard had found her lying unconscious in her own pool of blood, and the timely intervention of the Church authorities, she would not have made it to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where she unfortunately passed on.

As at the time of this report, the case had been officially reported at the Oregbeni Police Station, Benin.

As I write this story, my heart goes out to the family and friends of Uwa. I pray that God finds a way of giving them the fortitude to bear this great loss.

We pray for victims of rape everywhere, especially in Nigeria, that our society may realise that the girl child has to be protected from a sick culture, Amen.

May the soul of Uwa Omozuwa rest in peace, Amen.

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