Odion Ighalo Manchester United striker says he is ashamed of his country the Nigerian government after reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Lagos,on Tuesday October 20,2020…
The Nigerian international also pleaded with the world’s governments to intervene in the chaos going on in Nigeria and pleaded for help stopping the government from killing its own citizens.
In a video he uploaded on social media from the Parc des Princes following Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League win against PSG, Ighalo said:
“I’m sad and I don’t know where to start from,” I’m not the kind of guy who talks about politics – but I can’t keep quiet anymore about what is going on back home in my country Nigeria.
“I would say to the Nigerian government is 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. It’s uncalled for.
You people will be remembered in the history as the first government to send military to the city to start killing their own citizens.
“I am ashamed of this government. I am tired of you guys. I can’t take this anymore. “I am calling the UK government, and also calling all those leaders in the world to please see what is going on in Nigeria and help us, help the poor citizens“.