The death of two innocent lives of young black women has shocked the Nigerian community and some public figures have taken to their social media accounts to express their deepest emotions about the matter.
Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji has shared her thoughts about the recent killings of two young black women in Nigeria namely, 21-year-old Uwa Omozuwa and 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe. Uwa was brutally assaulted and raped by an unknown man inside a church where she had gone to so she could read while on May 26 police officers shot and killed Tina in Lagos State. The police officer has reported having been arrested and detained while justice has not prevailed for Uwa.
Genevieve took to her Twitter account on Sunday, May 31st to voice out her deepest emotions and said that women live in constant fear of man.
She tweeted “They either abuse their power or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men. Tina Ezekwe. Vera Omozuwa. Rest In Peace my darlings. We will get justice.”
The sudden deaths of the two young women caused a stir on social media and Twitter users created a hashtag for both incidents which are #JusticeForTina and #JusticeForUwa to raise awareness on the sensitive issue.
Check out her tweet below.
They either abuse their power, or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men. Tina Ezekwe. Vera Omozuwa. Rest In Peace my darlings. We will get justice.🌹💔 pic.twitter.com/e9c4ODcEri
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) May 31, 2020