The 31-year-old striker has expressed his discontentment following the killing of a number of unarmed protesters within the south jap a part of Lagos
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has tagged Nigerian authorities as ‘killers’ following Lekki bloodbath.
There have been ongoing protests in Nigeria over two weeks with residents agitating for the scrapping of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Drive well-known for a number of injustices which embrace extortion and killings.
Nevertheless, that took a grief-stricken flip in Lekki, Lagos state on Tuesday night time as defenceless protesters had been gunned down by troopers, following an alleged order by the Lagos state authorities to safety forces to crackdown on defaulters of a swiftly imposed restriction.
The incident which left a number of individuals useless and plenty of injured was condemned by the previous Tremendous Eagles ahead who was an unused substitute within the Purple Devils’ 2-1 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.
Pray for NIGERIA🇳🇬✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/V7i4Ngs9qd
— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) October 20, 2020
“I’m not the sort of man who talks about politics, however I can’t preserve quiet anymore for what goes again dwelling in Nigeria,” Ighalo stated in a video tagged ‘Pray for Nigeria’ on Twitter.
“I’d say the Nigerian authorities are a disgrace to the world for killing your personal residents, sending the navy to kill unarmed protesters as a result of they’re protesting for their very own rights? It’s uncalled for.
“At this time, the twentieth of October, 2020, you individuals can be remembered in historical past as the primary authorities to ship the navy to the town to begin killing your personal residents.
“I’m ashamed of this authorities, we’re uninterested in you guys and we will’t take this anymore.”
“I’m calling the UK authorities and all these leaders on this planet to see what’s going on in Nigeria and assist the poor residents. The federal government are killing their very own residents,” he continued.
“We’re calling you guys within the United Nations (UN) to see to this matter. I wish to inform my brothers and sisters again dwelling to stay secure, be indoor and please don’t come out as a result of these authorities are killers and they’ll preserve killing if the world don’t discuss this. God bless you all and stay secure. One Nigeria, we transfer!”
The Shanghai Shenhua loanee who has featured simply as soon as within the Premier League for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males this season can be hoping to be in motion when United welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to Previous Trafford on Saturday.