Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Video: I'm ashamed of Nigeria, and we are tired, Ighalo reacts to Lekki shooting as he calls for UN Intervention

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has condemned the reported killing of #EndSARS protesters by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos.

Tragedy struck when security operatives in a bid to disperse protesters, reportedly opened fire on the teeming youths at the Lekki tollgate around 7pm on Tuesday.

A heartbroken Ighalo, in a video on his Twitter handle after United’s 2-1 Champions League victory over PSG at the Parc des Princes Tuesday night, called on the United Nations, the United Kingdom and other nations to prevail on the Buhari led Government to stop the 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,” Ighalo said in the video.

“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.”

Watch the video below....


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