Though players of the Nigeria national team are several miles away from home in Austria where they are to play two friendly games, they have still identified with the widespread call to end police brutality in the country.
Protests have been going on simultaneously across the country as many have expressed their reservation particularly against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force.
SARS officials have been accused of harassment of citizens, intimidation and extra-judicial killings in the discharge of their duties across Nigeria.
In different messages on Twitter, on Friday, Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, John Ogu and many others all spoke against the police brutality on citizens, especially by the SARS.
Ahmed Musa wrote: “In a world where genuine love for ourselves seems to be so scarce, I sincerely pray that the right thing is done to put an end to the strife. #EndNorthBanditry #EndPoliceBrutality.”
In a world where genuine love for ourselves seems to be so scarce, I sincerely pray that the right thing is done to put an end to the strife. #EndNorthBanditry #EndPoliceBrutality 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hkQpd9eo6C
— AhmedMusa718 (@Ahmedmusa718) October 9, 2020
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