A heartbroken Manchester United striker who identifies with his Nigerian roots, Odion Ighalo has condemned the reported killing of #EndSARS protesters by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos.
In a video on his Twitter handle after the United’s 2-1 Champions League victory over PSG at the Parc des Princes Tuesday night, Ighalo called on the United Nations, the United Kingdom and other nations to intervene in the regime of Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) so as to stop the brutal killing of innocent citizens in the country.
“I am sad and heartbroken; I don’t know where to start from. I am not the kind of guy that talks about politics, but I can’t keep quiet anymore about what is happening in Nigeria,”
“I will say Nigerian government, 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 rights is uncalled for.
“Today, October 20, you people will be remembered in history as the first government that sent military to the city to start killing their own citizens. I am ashamed of this government, we are tired of you guys and we can’t take this anymore.
“I am calling (on) the UK government, I am calling (on) all the leaders of the world to please see what is going on in Nigeria and help us, help the poor citizens.
“The government (officials) are killing their own citizens, I am calling (on) the UN to see to the matter. And I want to call my brothers and sisters back home to remain safe, stay indoors, please don’t come out because this government, they are killers and they will keep killing if the world does not talk about it.”