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Soccer-Man Utd's Ighalo slams Nigeria govt after soldiers fire at protesters

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Oct 21 (Reuters) - Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo
says 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 Tuesday.
Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide every day for
nearly two weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery
Squad (SARS), that rights groups had for years accused of
extortion, harassment, torture and murders.
The unit was disbanded on Oct. 11 but the protests have
persisted and at least two people were shot on Tuesday.
In a Twitter post, the Nigerian Army said no soldiers were
at the scene of the shooting.
Ighalo said in a video message on Twitter https://twitter.com/ighalojude/status/1318666220447715329
that while he rarely talks about politics he could not stay
silent about events back home in Nigeria.
"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."
Ighalo called on 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.

Soccer-Man Utd's Ighalo slams Nigeria govt after soldiers fire at protesters
 

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