Since the beginning of anti-police brutality protests, lives have been lost around the country which has resulting in school shutdowns, curfews, and destruction of properties. Now, Premier League footballers are stepping up to help.
According to Arise News, the footballers are in “talks over providing aid for victims of the disturbing civil unrest in Nigeria.” The report also added that “discussions involving footballers from England’s top flight providing rapid aid for people affected are under way.”
A number of UK-based footballers of Nigerian heritage, including Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi and Tammy Abraham, have already used their platforms to speak out against the harrowing scenes that have shocked the world.
Earlier this year, Premier League footballers volunteered in numerous initiatives to help raise money to reduce the impact of coronavirus.
What started as citizen’s call for the now-disbanded section of the police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), turned into a national emergency after a violent military crackdown was perpetuated on peaceful protesters which the military has since denied.
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