Barakat

Bello Barakat

By Taiwo Okanlawon

An 18-year-old girl, identified as Bello Barakat, has been reportedly gang-raped and murdered by unknown men in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The year-one student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production in Ibadan was murdered on Tuesday in Akinyele area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

It was gathered that her dad found her dead body around their home after her body was examined, they discovered that she was raped, then she got murdered.

It was gathered that she has been buried according to Islamic rites.

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Her death has continued to attract outrage nationwide as Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the rising cases of Rape in Nigeria with the hashtag #JusticeforBarakat.

This is coming days after Vera Omozuwa, a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, was assaulted inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ikpoba Hill, Benin City on May 13, where she went to study.