The movement follows recent happenings in the country ranging from Fulani herdsmen attacks on Northern communities, police brutality, assaults to rape cases.
MDB had earlier reported the arrest of 11 suspects who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at Limawa quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa state.
Three days ago, 22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was student at the University of Benin, was raped and killed by her attacker who smashed her in the head with a fire extinguisher, while reading in a church.
Also, on Wednesday, May 27th, 16-year-old, Tina Ezekwe was shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos state.
Christian-dominated communities in Southern Kaduna have also been victims of attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen since the beginning of the year, killing over 200 persons and displacing several others.
Many Nigerians have used Twitter as a change tool to call for Federal Government’s intervention in the inhumane incidents that have been in the news in the past few weeks.
Some celebrities have now come out to join the movement in demand for a better and peaceful society where life and security is more secure.
Popular singer, Tiwa Savage who took to Twitter wrote;
#WeAreTired of senseless killings, lorries falling on road and killing passengers, ACs catching fire and burning houses, young girls getting raped, young boys killed by SARZ, no jobs for graduates, please add your own frustration because my list is long
— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) May 31, 2020
#WeAreTired of saying the same thing our parents, grand parents, great grand parents have been saying about Nigeria
— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) May 31, 2020
Nigerian singer, Asa wrote;
Another day, another hashtag. #JusticeForUwa she was 22. SICK
— Asa (@Asa_official) May 31, 2020
Veteran actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji also spoke up for late Tina and Omozuwa
How can Black ppl Anywhere be Respected by others when they dont get Respect at home?#PoliceBrutality Everywhere esp in Nigeria(most populous black Nation in the world)Must STOP n justice on pending cases! Police are civil servants not assassins! #JusticeForTina #JusticeForGeorge
— Dr Omotola .j. Ekeinde , MFR (@Realomosexy) May 31, 2020
They either abuse their power, or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men. Tina Ezekwe. Vera Omozuwa. Rest In Peace my darlings. We will get justice.🌹💔 pic.twitter.com/e9c4ODcEri
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) May 31, 2020
A media personality, Elsie Godwin;
My first ever campaign against rape was in April 2016 when I & other bloggers used the medium of storytelling to stand against this hideous crime. It’s sad we are still on this path 4years down the line but we won’t stop speaking. SAY NO TO RAPE #JusticeForUwa #WeAreTired pic.twitter.com/RsuUNpFvyA
— Elsie Godwin (@ELSiEiSY) June 1, 2020
Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington joined the protest, using her Twitter.
I can’t post the pictures I’ve seen of Uwa. She went to church to study. She was 22. She was brutally raped and beaten. The culprits are on the run.
Uwa could have been any of us.#JusticeForUwa
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) May 31, 2020
International celebrity photographer, Faje Kashope tweeted;
#WeAreTired of our sisters and daughters getting raped and abused, we are tired of people dying needlessly, we are tired of the poverty and darkness that has engulfed our nation!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/4Cgs0gehrR
— ONLY ONE KASH (@thekashope) May 31, 2020
2019 Big Brother Nigeria housemate and social media celebrity, Anita Natacha better known as Tacha also said;
Heart breaking to wake up everyday to sad news, it’s sickening and terrifying!!#WeAreTired
Uwa was RAPED and BRUTALLY MURDERED in cold blood while reading inside a CHURCH!!! what did she fu*cking do wrong!!!!!?😩😩
No one deserves this💔💔💔
— TACHA🔱🇳🇬🇬🇭 (@Symply_Tacha) May 31, 2020
Social media comedian, Emmanuel Iwueke known as Crazeclown tweeted;
Uwa’s story is sooo heart breaking 💔 I’m asking WHYYYYY??? She only went to study in the church! WHYYYY rape and kill her? WHYYYY? I will never stop asking WHYY? Because no excuse or reason can justify the murder! WHYYYY? #WeAreTired #JusticeForUwa
— DR CRAZE (@crazeclown) May 31, 2020
See reactions from other Nigerians below;
Enough is enough!
I am tired#WeAreTired
— Ani (@khay_cee) May 31, 2020
— Cecilia Abashi (@ceceabashi) May 31, 2020
We are tired of Rapes, Murders, Assaults and Battery
We are tired of Pedophiles, Abusers and Users
We are tired of #JusticeFor tweets, we believe we don’t need to teach people all the time to live right in the society.
We are tired of a Country without Infrastructures#WeAreTired
— Akin_Layo Redmond (@akin_layor) May 31, 2020
— venom👺 (@oau_headboy) May 31, 2020
I AM TIRED OF PEOPLE KILLING
I AM TIRED OF PEOPLE RAPING
I AM TIRED OF PEOPLE ROMANTICIZING PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN DANGER
I’M TIRED OF 2020#WeAreTired
— Papa Franko (@sexychubbyboi) May 31, 2020
hmm this one way aunty Tiwa dey do #WeAreTired , make she no forget say na Nigeria we dey ooo, most of our leaders no go listen to #WeAreTired ooo, they go Just dey
for house dey chop they go , they don’t give af about anything oo.
Let’s be guided ooo abeg.😪😪
— EwomaofDelta (@EwomaofDelta) May 31, 2020
We are tired of rapists , we are tired of police brutality, we are tired of SARS killings, we are tired of bigots, we are tired of religion fanatics, we are tired of racists , we are tired of anyhowness in government #WeAreTired
We are so tired!!!!!
— Techesq ✨ (@iamKevweAde) May 31, 2020
#WeAreTired of Sarz killing young boys labeled as Yahoo, tired of lockdown without reliefs packages, we want our freedom back,been tired of @MBuhari sitting on top without doing anything , tired of rapes, tired of racism we want everything to go back normal
— Lyzzin Thewsker (@LyzzinT) May 31, 2020
Seriously am tired of white killing black, black killing black.
Am tired of poor education and facilities.
Am tired of same promises from government every 4yrs. #WeAreTired
— Prince_Papalet (@PrincePapalet) May 31, 2020
— Gods very own👑 (@Cute_Lexxy) May 31, 2020
No justice anywhere! the people are scared!… The people that were meant to protect us are killing us.
How can you rape someone? How can you cause someone so much pain? How can u shoot an unarmed civilian?#JusticeForTina #JusticeForUwa#wearetired
— Treasure Usoro (@TreasureUsoro) May 31, 2020
— Bottom_Pot (@7falls8stands) May 31, 2020
— Mr Integrity (@Intergrity56) May 31, 2020