In solidarity with all African students Union – AASU, women students association WOSWA condemns the rape and murder of comrade Uwa, a 22-year-old student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State, Nigeria on June 4, 2020. 
The victim was found lying in a pool of blood at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG after she had left home to study at the Church.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Uwaila Omozuwa. 
It is unfortunate that  this incident is not an isolated case of femicide experienced all over the world and especially in Africa.  It is sad that  we are witnessing this incident when we also have to deal with serious pandemic like COVID-19.
Fellow Comrades we need to cometogether strongly  and condemn  all forms of Gender Based Violence especially during this time that we have lost a comrade.
It’s time the Nigerian Authorities and Students work together towards ensuring that Justice is served for the murder of Comrade Uwa and perpetrators face the full consequence of their actions according to law on sexual offense act and murder. 
Fellow comrades it’s time for action. All African students union #AASU1972 and female  student organization WOSWA will take necessary action to ensure that our laws on rape actually work and perpetrators are penalized to serve as a deterrent to others. 
The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should prioritize initiatives that seek to stem all forms of genders based violence. #JusticeForUwa #HerLifeMatters

By Mary Ojwang -WOSWA

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