Chelsea and German international footballer, Antonio Rudiger has dragged the Nigerian Government following the Lekki Tollgate shootout on Tuesday, October 20.
Antonio Rudiger stated that he is infuriated at how the government has treated the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. He revealed that the citizens of the country protested peacefully; hence, they should never have been brutalized.
Rudiger, who took to the social medium, Twitter; on Wednesday to express his solidarity to the movement while condemning the authorities’ poor responses which have caused deaths.
Rudiger has been monitoring the #EndSARS cum #EndPoliceBrutality protests in Nigeria and has been in support of the good cause the young Nigerians have been agitating for.
The Chelsea centre-back first expressed his solidarity last week when he tweeted;
“Police brutality in Nigeria needs attention. You do that to your own people.💔 It is so sad what is going on there. This has to end ❌🙏🏾 #PeaceFirst #EndSARS.”
Several Nigerian protesters have been killed as governments deployed riot police and soldiers in desperate moves to quell the protests infiltrated by hoodlums. And Rudiger is appalled that the governments watched it all escalate out of control, leading to the death of young Nigerians.
Rudiger tweeted again on Wednesday via his Twitter handle, @ToniRuediger;
“After my short statement about Nigeria already last week.
I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control.💔 This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothing to do with democracy.”
Rudiger remonstrated further;
“It is more like a military rule and it’s a violation of human rights at the highest order.
President @mbuhari and the Nigerian Army, stop killing peaceful young protesters.
Stop killing the people you are supposed to protect.
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria.