We the undersigned organizations in Rivers State are greatly alarmed by the recent spate of gruesome murderous activities of a suspected criminal in Rivers State has left over 10 women and girls dead in hotels.
This activity has become more worrisome because there has been no strong indication that the killer(s) is (are)being tracked by security forces and no sign of a solution in sight, rather, more more reports are emerging of death in similar circumstances.
It goes without saying that the women whose lives have been so unceremoniously cut short in their prime come from families like we all do. Some of them are mothers, sisters, wives, friends and colleagues just like you and I. These women had a right to life as enshrined in Chapter 4 Section 33 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and no one had a right to take their life and go scot free!
With the combination of these attacks, the women in Rivers State now live in fear of engaging in social activities and even business concerns as they do not know who the next victim will be. The assumption that the victims were prostitutes with no proof whatsoever, is very sad and condemnable as it is an insult on the memory of the dead who may legitimately be using the hotel facilities at the time.