Sad! 18-Yr-Old Bello Barakat Raped, Murdered In Ibadan, #Justiceforbarakat Trends
An 18-year-old Bello Barakat was reportedly raped and murdered at home on Monday by some men who attacked their neighbourhood.
Bello Barakat, was a student of the Institute of Agricultural Research And Training (IAR&T) Ibadan, Oyo state. She was stabbed to death on Monday, June 1, inside her home after she resisted being raped.
It was gathered that she has been buried according to Islamic rites.
Tunji Olatunji, a Facebook user took to his page to share the sad story. Olatunji wrote;
”Now, these times are not funny.
Bello Barakat has fallen too. A student of IAR&T Oluyole, Ìbàdàn. I gathered their home was attacked yesterday afternoon by supposed robbers who tried to finish on a romp.
“Barakat resisted their attempt to rape her and she was stabbed to death. We hope and pray that the perpetrators of this evil will be fished out.
“The girls are getting more endangered. The society must do something. I am not just worried because I am a father to a 19-year-old student too, but I am really concerned because girls and women deserve better. They deserve respect and protection from the society. They are not objects for use in carnality.
“I think it is time to start a new campaign to mould the boy child. The new generation of boys seem to be posing much danger to the advocacies for the girl child over time.
“It is my earnest prayers that the killers of #Barakat and #Uwa and every unreported assaults and deaths be brought to justice.” he wrote
Her death has attracted outrage nationwide as Nigerians took to social media to continue to express their displeasure over the rising cases of rape in Nigeria. The hashtag #JusticeforBarakat is already trending on Twitter.
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Southwest, zone D also joined the campaign to ‘SayNoToRape’ and demand justice for Barakat.
Barakat’s death comes days after a UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, was raped and murdered in a church where she went to read.