Lekki Toll Gate: 'I Am Ashamed Of This Government' - Odion Ighalo Criticizes Nigerian Government (VIDEO) - Mackenzie Sky Blog

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Lekki Toll Gate: 'I Am Ashamed Of This Government' - Odion Ighalo Criticizes Nigerian Government (VIDEO)

Lekki Toll Gate: 'I Am Ashamed Of This Government' - Odion Ighalo Criticizes Nigerian Government (VIDEO)
Odion Ighalo
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has condemned the Nigerian government following reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

In a video he released via his official Twitter page, Ighalo says he feels 'ashamed' and Nigerians can't take this anymore.

Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide protest for nearly two weeks against a police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and have accused the unit of extortion, harassment, torture and murders.

The unit was disbanded on October 11 but the protests have persisted, as protesters call for the end of bad government following the heights of hunger and suffering in the country.

On Tuesday October 20, Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared a 24 hours curfew across the state and a few hours later the Nigerian Army invaded the Lekki Toll gate and started shooting at peaceful protesters with all CCTV removed.

In a Twitter post, the Nigerian Army claimed that there was no soldiers at the scene of the shooting.

Ighalo, following United's 2-1 Champions League win over PSG, released a video message criticising the country's government.

"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.

"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.

"They will keep killing if the world don't talk about this," Ighalo said.

Ighalo won 35 caps for Nigeria before retiring from international football after last year's Africa Cup of Nations, and he has called on the world to continue to bring awareness to the situation in his country.

See the video below...

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