Adekunle Gold and Falz, two Nigerian singers, have condemned the recent killings of Tina, a 16-year-old girl based in Lagos, and Vera Omozuwa, a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo.

While Tina was shot dead by an officer of the police force, Omozuwa was brutalised by her attackers after she was raped inside a church where she had gone to read.

Their deaths have triggered a wave of outrage and protests on social media platforms in the past days.

Reacting to the incidents, the two music stars said it is unfortunate that several innocent citizens have continued to lose their lives in the country without any significant action to stop the trend.

Adekunle said the two girls’ deaths were indicative of the dawn of  “a senseless generation” enabled by the society and failure of governance.

“My heart bleeds. Uwa and Tina’s lives have been cut short because we’ve raised and enabled a generation of men who believe women should be exploited not protected,” he wrote on Instagram.

“We’ve enabled powerdrunk senseless men with uniforms and weapons. We are not allowed to sit down there and say “not all men” fuck that! All men are responsible. Your brother’s heart is desperately wicked and you have enabled it, wether in catcalling or in objectification.

“We have enabled it. Not waiting on the government to do anything, don’t want to set myself up for further disappointment. I pray we raise better sons and enable better men.”

On his part, Falz said it is time Nigerians took the bull by the horn beyond online protests to prevent such from occurring in the future.

“It is important that we are fearless and we are ready to challenge the government through peaceful protests. It’s not enough to sit in our houses and post on socials. Justice must be served #JusticeForUwa #JusticeForTina,” he wrote.

“It’s so exhausting to see injustice continue to thrive time after time. Every time we say NOT AGAIN, and then there is a new story. Enough is enough. It’s too disheartening. Justice must be served for the innocent souls we keep on losing. #JusticeForTina #JusticeForUwa.”

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