Outrage As Masquerades Beat Female Nurse To Pulp (Video)


Wild condemnation is trailing the beating to pulp of a nurse by a group of masquerades in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State on Sunday.

According to Dailypost report, the action has attracted outrage, with individuals and groups demanding justice for the nurse who was racing to her duty call.

The victim has been identified as Miss Blessing Ogbonna, a staff of a private hospital in Nsukka.

In a video trending online, the nurse, properly kitted, was flogged until she fell down from a motorbike.

As she managed to get up and run, the hordes of masquerades continued beating her till she fell into a deep drainage.

Miss Blessing told an online TV owned by Mr Chinedu Anichi that a tipper blocked her view while she was riding to the hospital, adding that before she could see the masquerades, it was too late to run.

While calling for justice for her and other victims, she disclosed that she had remained traumatised as they showed her no mercy.

The development has drawn the ire of many Nigerians, who are calling for the outright ban of the ‘Oriokpa Nsukka masquerade’, which they said was now notorious for committing all manners of crime.

Apart from always beating people to a pulp for not parting with money, they have also been accused of bearing arms.

Reacting to the sad incident, a rights group, Heroine Women Foundation said the action of the masqueraded and their handlers must be probed and proper sanctions meted out on them.

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Amb. Onyi Mama, said this act against the female nurse shouldn’t be tolerated by the relevant authorities.

“Watching the video of the attack on this helpless lady is so painful and I wonder what has happened to our humanity,” Amb. Mama said.

“What is even more sad is that this is a nurse in the business of saving lives and was on her way to work when these conscienceless individuals descended on her and were having fun in her pain.

“How do you even begin to define this as a cultural display? I call on the relevant authorities to round up anyone involved in this act to serve as a deterrent to others,” she demanded.

Similarly, a pressure group in the Nsukka zone, Otobo Nsukka Cultural Zone Community Developmental Initiative, has rallied authorities to ensure justice for the nurse.

In a statement signed by Prince Chibeze Onah, Convener and Agu Chineme, Head of Administration, the group announced that it has traced the nurse to where she is receiving treatment and that justice was underway.

Meanwhile, as of the time of filing this report, no word has come from the traditional ruler of the Nsukka community where the incident took place.

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