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FG Orders Thorough Investigation of Uwaila’s Murder, Jigawa Gang-Rape Victim

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Tobi Adebayo

The Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian police to investigate the the gang-rape and murder of a female student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

This was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.

The FG also ordered investigation into the the serial sexual abuse of a minor in Jigawa State by 14 men.

Mohammed described the gang-rape and murder of Miss Omozuwa in Edo State as a cruel and barbaric act that offends human sensibility, in addition to being antithetical to decency, saying no society will tolerate such depravity.

He also said the serial sexual abuse of a minor by 14 men in Jigawa State is not only repulsive but highly condemnable.

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The Minister said that by bringing the perpetrators of the heinous crimes to justice, the Federal Government will be serving a strong notice of its total aversion to gender-based violence in whatever form.

”It is said that the true measure of a society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. The Federal Government will do everything possible to stem the growing tide of gender-based violence in the country,” he said.

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