Nollywood actresses Hilda Dokubo, Tonto Dikeh and other female celebrities have hit the streets of Lagos and Abuja in protest against s£xual abuse of young girls and women.
There is widespread outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old university student in a church where she was studying in the southern city of Benin. The family of Uwavera Omozuwa, known as Uwa, say she was brutally raped and bludgeoned to death.
It is one of several shocking cases in the past week which have led to street protests, an online petition signed by thousands and a Twitter hashtag #WeAreTired .
In light of these occurrences, some popular female celebrities who have been agitating on social media took the fight for justice to the streets of Lagos and Abuja in a bid to protest against the continuous cases of s£xual abuse.
Nollywood actresses Hilda Dokubo, Tonto Dikeh, comedian Warri Pikin and media personality Bolanle Olukanni, were among popular celebrities who were spotted lending their voices to the Stand to End Rape cause.
Dokubo in an Instagram post urged authorities to stop sweeping rape cases under the carpets while they let abusers roam free to do more harm. She said: “We can’t keep burying our children because those who are supposed to be protecting us are busy questioning and blaming the victims. When those who stood up and demanded justice is counted. Will you be numbered?What will your number be known for?”
Similarly, actress Tonto Dikeh flooded her Instagram page with photos from the protest.
Media personality Bolanle Olukani urged the Nigerian police to do better in getting justice for rape victims.
According to her, the response gotten at the command headquarters was disappointing.
She said: “We need you to do better for us. Help us . Protect us ! Honestly very disappointed with the response we got at the Command Headquarters.”
See her post below: