Super Eagles star Leon Balogun has sent a message against police brutality during the EndSARS campaign around in Nigeria.
Thousands of youth have also taken to the street to protest brutality by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the dreaded and controversial unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NFF) notorious for illegal kidnapping and extortion.
The 32-year-old Super Eagles center-back Balogun speaks out ahead of Algeria friendly after the Rangers alongside John Ogu and Chelsea on loan star Malang Sarr.
The reasons for the #EndSARSProtests have just come to my attention via very disturbing images & tweets. It is never good when those charged with protecting the citizens are now terrorising, extorting or even killing the same citizens. I support #EndSarsProtests #EndSars 🇳🇬💔 pic.twitter.com/ledTmthfta
— Leon Balogun (@LeonBalogun) October 9, 2020
Enough is Enough .. #EndSARS
— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) October 9, 2020
I feel so touched by what is going on in Nigeria now. You have my full support! We all need to come together & make sure this ends now. Peace first before anything! 🇳🇬✊🏿#EndSARS #EndSARSImmediately #EndSarsNow #EndSarsProtests pic.twitter.com/bYE29fkGiT
— Malang Sarr (@M_SarrOfficial) October 9, 2020
Balogun is part of the Super Eagles players in camp ahead of the Friday, October 9, 2020, friendly game against Algeria.