Reactions Trail Recent Killing Of Females In Rivers State
In a recent development, many females have been killed in the same manner in different hotels in Rivers state. So many people have seen these killings as that of a serial killer on the loose. These killings have led to different protest in Port Harcourt especially where it has been rampant, 9 girls have been killed with the killer opera modus being, luring the ladies into a hotel, strangling them and tying their mouth with a white handkerchief and their legs also with white clothing. With the last killing on Monday, citizens are calling for a shutdown of hotels where the killings happened.
We are at Ibinabo Hotel, the place where the recent victim's body was discovered and we are saying.
Hotels have a part to play in this too.
— Port Harcourt Significant Girls Initiative (@girls_port) September 16, 2019
Also, online vendors have been advised not to do delivery in hotels, because some ladies killed are online vendors who were tricked to deliver products in hotels. Also, some ladies have taken protests to the government house so actions can be taken, however, nothing has been heard from the government.
Reporting live from the protest in port harcourt government house…
— ✨IYAWO THICKER BODY✨👑 (@IyawoThickaBody) September 18, 2019
Bringing this to your awareness again!
NEVER DELIVER ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS BY YOURSELF OR ANYONE IN AN HOTEL!
They normally use someone as baits to gain trust!
— Aisosa (@shadduy) September 16, 2019
In reaction to this event, the former head of the Nigeria Police Complaint Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, took to his Twitter handle to educate girls on how to avoid being killed by a serial killer in a hotel. He dropped some tips on what he tagged #Ysguide. This tweet is as seen below:
Babe Stay Woke!
As you move into a hotel to lodge with a man friend (new/old), remember to tell the gateman AND receptionist – WE CAME IN TOGETHER, PLEASE DON’T ALLOW HIM TO LEAVE IF I AM NOT WITH HIM.
That should neutralize any potential bad intention.#YSguide Personal Safety.
— Abayomi Shogunle (@YomiShogunle) September 17, 2019
However, some people saw his tweet as just motivational words that have no impact on solving the issues at hand while some advised the tip should be taken seriously as it can be helpful.