Manchester United star condemns crackdown on protesters

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by bbcafrica

Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo has shared a video online expressing his anger at last night’s crackdown on protesters in the commercial city of Lagos.

The Manchester United striker said he was “ashamed of the government” and called on other nations to express their support for the protesters who have been demonstrating against police brutality.

He called the government’s order to send security forces to the streets as “uncalled for”:Quote Message: I’m not the kind of guys that talks about politics but I can’t keep quiet anymore for what is going on back home in Nigeria. I would say Nigeria government, you guys are a shame to the world for killing your own citizens, sending military to the streets to kill and harm protesters because they are protesting for their right is uncalled for.

I’m not the kind of guys that talks about politics but I can’t keep quiet anymore for what is going on back home in Nigeria. I would say Nigeria government, you guys are a shame to the world for killing your own citizens, sending military to the streets to kill and harm protesters because they are protesting for their right is uncalled for.Quote Message: Today 20th of October you people will be remembered in the history… I’m ashamed of this government, we are tired of you guys and we can’t take this anymore”

Today 20th of October you people will be remembered in the history… I’m ashamed of this government, we are tired of you guys and we can’t take this anymore”