Women are being strangled in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in hotels in the last 6 months. It is apparently coming out as serial killing with all the signatures; use of white handkerchief, tying the neck, legs, hands with white cloth and position at death.
I’m not seeing the outrage from women, it seems they are occupied with other things. What exactly? TV shows? Fear? Women’s lives everywhere are at risk. Serial killers get their kicks from what they do, the sadistic power, the sight of lives they take. The person(s) killing these women may appear in another city or state.
There could be other victims not reported or found. It is now dangerous to meet “strangers”. It should now be a matter of being careful with meeting people, even those who look and sound trustworthy. Serial killers use different tactics that lure victims. I hate the direction Nigerian police without hard investigations resorted to, by calling victims “prostitutes”.
To make matters worse, women are now seeing the victims as “prostitutes”. This is unacceptable. A group of ladies went on a protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, but “foolishly” used placards saying “prostitution is not an option”! This is unfair to the victims and women.
Does it mean police do not have fingerprint units? What has come out of the previous investigations of other women killed?
Women should rise up and demand that police hunt down the killer(s), otherwise copycats will latch on and both men and women will be at risk too. It could be you, someone you know or some daughter or sister somewhere.
Let’s all, especially women rise up, get the wives of governors, political office holders and force police to do their jobs than these injustice of tagging victims “prostitutes”.
Enough should be enough. Life is precious and must not be cut short.
© Chima Okereke
A group of ladies went on a protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, but “foolishly” used placards saying “prostitution is not an option”! This is unfair to the victims and women.