Anthony Joshua, a British professional boxer has lend his voice to the current situation in Nigeria.
This message comes after the mass shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos Nigeria.
On his video statement, Joshua says, he is praying for peace and positivity, adding that he has had to take his time in understanding the situation.
“The situation has escalated, the violence and killings are horrendous. All because of people saying they want to live in peace?
“I pray God opens the gates for the heroes of Nigeria! This was never a trend for me! It’s real life and I want to learn how to make lasting change.
“I’m looking at hospitals to support, along with food and care packages in the time being. Change will happen.”
Supporting, he says “My ears and my eyes have been opened”, as he now understands the situation better.
Also adding his voice is Nigerian professional footballer, Odion Jude Ighalo who tweeted from the Parc des Princes pitch on Tuesday.
Ighalo said: “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.”
Pray for NIGERIA🇳🇬✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/V7i4Ngs9qd— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) October 20, 2020