Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo has condemned the alleged killing of protesters by Soldiers in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday.
Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide for nearly two weeks against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that rights groups had for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders.
The unit was disbanded on Oct. 11 but the protests have persisted and at least two people were allegedly shot on Tuesday.
In a Twitter post, the Nigerian Army said no soldiers were at the scene of the shooting.
Ighalo said in a video message on Twitter here that while he rarely talks about politics he could not stay silent about events back home in Nigeria.
“You guys are a shame to the world for killing your own citizens, sending military to the streets to kill unarmed protesters because they are protesting for their own rights? “ he said.
Ighalo called on the UK government, world leaders and the United Nations to step in. “They will keep killing if the world don’t talk about this,” he added. (Reuters/NAN)
– Oct. 21, 2020 @ 11:35 GMT |