Millions of Nigerians were thrown into anguish Sunday morning after news broke on Iniobong Umoren’s death. The young Akwa Ibom job seeker was missing for over a day after setting out for a job interview in the city’s capital of Uyo, which later became her final sojourn.
Umoren, also known as Hiny Umoren, was declared missing by her friend in Lagos, whom she had sent an SOS to at the hour of danger.
The police in Akwa Ibom State, on Sunday, confirmed that she was raped, killed and buried in a shallow grave by Mr. Akpan.
The police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom State, Odiko MacDon, identified the suspect as a 20-year-old serial rapist.
Again, Nigerians on social media, who have keenly followed the turn of events, have called for justice, using the hashtag #JusticeForHinyUmoren.
Several tweeps, such as Dr Penking, said: “Apparently kidnapping and ritual killing are the family business of Uduak Frank Akpan family. His father allegedly introduced him to the business. His father is 50, at least imagine the number of victims he has slain since 18 yet has remained free. Nigeria! #JusticeForHinyUmoren.”
Others such as Rinu Oduala said, “We need Justice for Hiny Umoren. She was just looking for a job. How can people be this Callous? #JusticeForHinyUmoren.”
Already, to forestall similar issues, Nigerians, again have taken to citizenship governance by creating a Twitter platform to help track and run routine investigations into cases of missing persons. Dubbed @Intel_PoolNG the account has already created a database of several missing Nigerians who have been missing from the media space, with the hopes of aiding their recovery.Follow us on social media