Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas has joined in condemning the killing of #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protesters in Nigeria.
There has been a nationwide peaceful protest against the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad since last week.
However things took a painful turn when the Nigerian army reportedly opened fire on the #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protesters at Lekki Toll Gate after the Governor imposed a 24-hour curfew on Tuesday.
Many were reportedly killed and injured which sparked outrage worldwide.
And Nigerians angry youths and hoodlums took to the street to cause havoc, destroying properties worth billions of Naira.
Following the sad development, Fabregas who now plays for AS Monaco, took to Twitter and wrote:
“All my strength, prayers and thoughts to all the people in Nigeria. We can’t accept what’s happening. End it NOW! #Nigeria.”
Also, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand recalled fond memories of his visit to Nigeria in November 2018 as he called for peace in the ongoing chaos in the country.
“Through various working partnerships I have been fortunate to travel to many different countries. The feeling I have when I visit Nigeria has always been special to me as I’ve grown up with Nigerian culture all around me.
“Many memories from my childhood come back to me and one of the main things is SMILING.
“Today that is not the case for Nigerians, smiling is the last thing on the minds of the Nigerian people.
“Governments from all around the World need to wake up & help to sort these types of things out. The worrying part is that this is not the first not will it be the last of this type of thing to happen.
“So play your part in raising awareness to wake the powers that be into stepping in and helping. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them all during these cr**y & chaotic times!”
Aside Fabregas, football stars like Odion Ighalo, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Antonio Rudiger have condemned the killing of Lekki Toll Gate protesters.