Super Eagles stars in the English Premier League are in talks over providing aid for victims of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, according to reports.
There’s been mass protests across several parts of the country against extortion and extrajudicial killings by the now-disbanded unit of the police, Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
On Tuesday, security operatives, in a bid to disperse protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos, reportedly opened fire on the teeming youths, with some killed and several others suffering bullet wounds.
The violence escalated on Wednesday, with several government and private facilities across the country, including police stations, burnt down by hoodlums.
The killing of the peaceful protesters has been condemned by a number of England-based Nigerian footballers, including Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham, who used their social media platforms to kick against the harrowing scenes that shook the world.
Daily Mail now claims they are all united to send in relief materials to victims of the crisis across the country.
This comes after Anthony Joshua had tweeted on Wednesday that he was looking at supporting the victims.
“I’m looking at hospitals to support, along with food and care packages in the time being in Nigeria,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have also offered support to their Nigerian fans in the wake of the violence in the country.
The London-based club posted the message on their Twitter handle on Saturday.
“To our Nigeria fans. We see you. We hear you. We feel you. We have read our replies. We have seen the footage. We cannot imagine the pain. Our thoughts are with everyone in Nigeria. Stay strong. Stay safe,” Arsenal tweeted.