Manchester United’s striker Odion Ighalo has said that he is ashamed of the Nigerian government following reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital, Lagos on
The Nigerian Army had, however, denied shooting at the scene of the protest.
Ighalo, in a video message on Twitter, said that, while he rarely talks about politics he could not stay silent about events back home.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he added.
Speaking further, Ighalo, urged 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.