Thousands of women dressed in black outfits on Wednesday took to the streets of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State to demand justice for the Iniubong Umoren, a young lady who was raped and killed by a fraudulent job recruiter.
The protesters were led by the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Ini Adiakpan, and other women in the state executive cabinet.
The women, who were drawn from various groups including the Nigeria Union of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), the International Federation of Female Lawyers, the National Council for Women Societies, female doctors among other organizations walked major roads in Uyo, the state capital to demand justice.
The women insist that justice must be served for the family of Iniubong Umoren, a 26-year-old graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo.
They carried placards with inscriptions such as “Justice for Iniubong, justice for all”, “We need a safe society for women”, “Stop abusing our children”, among others.
They also demanded that a thorough investigation must be carried out into the circumstances surrounding Umoren’s murder.
After walking through major roads in the capital city, the women assembled at the popular Globe along Wellington Bassey Way, where they were addressed by the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Martha Emmanuel.
The governor’s wife said the society should put a stop to sexual violence against women.
“Enough is Enough, Iniubong Umoren has paid the price for rape and murder,” she said.
She expressed concern over the ugly trend and led the women in prayer against rape, murder, kidnapping, cultism, and other vices.