Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo has criticized the Nigerian government after soldiers killed peaceful protesters in Nigeria’s capital of Lagos.
The West African nation’s people launched a public protestation against a security unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which is accused of violence, harrassment, torture and killings.
While SARS broke up last week in the wake of the demonstrations, the violence returned on Tuesday where several people got brutally shot to death.
Manchester United’s Ighalo condemned the abuse after his club’s big 1-2 win over PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Tweeting the message from the Parc des Princes Stadium pitch, Ighalo said: "The 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 own rights? It's uncalled for.
"You people will be remembered in history as the first government to send the 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.”
Pray for NIGERIA🇳🇬✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/V7i4Ngs9qd— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) October 20, 2020