Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

By Taiwo Okanlawon

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has added his voice to the call for justice for victims of rape and police brutality.

The former governor of Lagos State made this call in a Twitter thread on Tuesday in solidarity with women, decrying gender-based violence.

He wrote: “All of us are born of woman and nurtured of woman. Vera Uwaila Omozuwa is the most recent name on a list, far too long, of women who have lost their lives at the hands of these vile criminals. Today, I rise in solidarity with women in Nigeria to say #enoughisenough.

“For far too long women and young girls in our nation have suffered the pain, hurt and stigma of gender-based violence and abuse. Too many have been hurt, intimidated and bullied. Too many have died. Such violence is inexcusable. There is nothing that can defend this wrongdoing.

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.

Jennifer, an 18-year-old girl, was allegedly gang-raped in Kaduna by five boys who were said to be her friends.

Tina Ezekwe, 16, was hit by a stray bullet after a police officer fired shots while trying to arrest a bus driver at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos.