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The World Is Bleeding

Aside from the Coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill, the different happenings in the world is an indication that the world is bleeding.

While many researchers are working round the clock to find an effective vaccine to cure Coronavirus, there have been reports of different incidents that have brought about public outcry in Nigeria and some other countries.

The daylight murder of George Floyd is still fresh in the memory of many and there have been protests in Minneapolis to demand Justice for late Floyd with so much outcry on different social media platforms.

Though, President of the United States of America, Donald Trump had promised that justice will be done over the case.

He said he had ordered the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, FBI and Department of Justice to carry out thorough investigation over the matter.

The World Is Bleeding

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George Flood, a black man who was murdered by a white cop in Minneapolis

Also, the white police cop who was accused of killing Floyd has been charged with a third-degree of murder, even though many people frowned at the charge describing it as minor compared to his action.

While this was going on in the U.S, Nigerians had a course to demand Justice for a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly killed by a trigger happy police officer in Lagos State, therefore, bringing about the hashtag #Justice for Tina.

Celebrities have also lent their voices to condemn the killing of the Teenage girl describing it as very unfortunate and painful.

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Tina, the 16-year-old girl who was shot dead by a police officer in Lagos

One of the leading voices who condemned the gruesome murder of Tina is a famous actress and wife of Nigerian singer, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, who took to her Twitter handle to demand Justice for late Tina.

Meanwhile, before the news about Tina’s death surfaced on the internet, Adesua had earlier called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a way of ending the killing in Southern Kaduna state.

While many Nigerians were still hoping that Justice will prevail over the death of Tina, another disturbing news broke on the internet on Sunday which also has to do with a young promising Nigerian lady, Uwa Omozuwa.

Uwa was reportedly raped and killed by some yet to be identified individuals who dumped her body inside a swimming pool in a church compound where she went to read.

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Uwa Omozuwa, an undergraduate of the University of Benin, she was raped to death inside a church in Benin city, where she was reading.

This has also brought about another hashtag on the Twitter platform, demanding Justice for Uwa.

Though the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki said he had ordered the state police command to Investigate the death of Uwa and bring the perpetrators to book, many wondered why the World is bleeding.

While many are still demanding Justice for Uwa, Police in Jigawa State said they have arrested eleven people for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, hence bringing about another hashtag, #Justiceforjennifer.

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Jennifer is a 12-year-old girl that was raped by 11 men in Jigawa State.

Looking at the trauma Coronavirus had caused and the damage the pandemic is still causing, couple with the so many unpleasant news in different parts of the World, it is important to realise that the world is bleeding, hence, the need for sober reflection.

Beyond that, it is imperative to preach the Gospel of compassion, tolerance and love more than before given the so much hatred, killing and fear that is in the air.

The killing of innocent people is evil, rape is barbaric and punishable under the law, but, many Nigerians have expressed concern over how the government have failed to put the needed machinery in place to ensure Justice in the past.

While many are living in the fear of contracting Coronavirus, some are afraid of being killed or raped, hence making the atmosphere very tensed, not just in Nigeria, but also in many countries abroad.

Respect for humanity, Justice and love are important tools that the world need to stop this bleeding which has brought about panic in the mind of many.

The Nigerian government must do the needful to ensure the safety of lives and property of her citizen who has been living under panic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreso, the United Nations, African Union, European Union among other International bodies need to speak against racism, violence, rape and other forms of killing that are causing panic around the world.

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