“The protesters did not ask for war, but only for a better Nigeria” – Chelsea football star Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lecky Tallgate’s firearms.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reacted to the shootout at the toll station in Lecchi after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were reportedly killed on Tuesday evening 20 October.
In tweets, German International said it was shocked at how the situation got out of hand after issuing a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria.
The central defender also said that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy, as he noted that it is more like a military government, which, in his opinion, is a violation of human rights in the highest degree.
The defender wrote:
After my brief statement on Nigeria last week, I am now even more shocked to see the situation spiraling out of control more and more. This makes me very sad. This has absolutely nothing to do with democracy.
This is more like a military rule and is a violation of human rights in the highest degree. President @ mbuhari and the Nigerian army stop killing peaceful young demonstrators. Stop killing people you have to protect.
The protesters did not call for war, only for a better Nigeria. #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #EndSARS