Odion Ighalo, Manchester United striker labeled Nigeria’s government ” Killers”
After security forces and soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters In Lagos. It has been a peaceful protest in Nigeria against police brutality and the Special Anti- Robbery Squad(SARS) police unit.
Which has been accused of Killings, extortion, and torture.
On Tuesday, a 24- hour curfew was imposed, but protestors still took to the streets before escaping as live rounds were shot towards the crowd.
Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo responded to the violence following United’s 2-1 Champions League win over Paris Saint- Germain.
Ighalo said: ” I’m sad and I don’t know where to begin from.”
I’m not the kind of guy who talks about politics, but I can’t keep mute anymore concerning what is going on back home in Nigeria.”
“I would say to the government are a big shame to the world, for not just killing our own citizens but killing innocent people.
“sending the military to the streets to kill unarmed protesters because they are protesting for their own rights.”
British Nigerian boxing star Anthony Joshua also joined the fight for change In Nigeria.
Odion Ighalo Helped Nigeria Secure Third place At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations Tournament
Ighalo who won 35 caps for Nigeria before retiring from international football after last year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
However, he has called on the world to continue to bring awareness to the situation in his country.
WBA, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, born to a Nigerian mother and father of Nigeria ancestry tweeted
” The situation has increased, the violence and killings are horrendous.
Just because of people saying they want to live in peace.?
He also said: ” I pray God opens the gates for the heroes of Nigeria!
“This was never a trend for me, It’s real life and I want to learn how to make lasting change.”