Rudiger joins Mikel Obi to speak against the violence going on in Nigeria

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has joined thousands of people around the world to lend a voice to what’s happening in Nigeria.

There has been protests going on in Nigeria for the past two weeks over police brutality, and many popular figures around the world lent their voice to it.

However, things went from bad to worse when videos emerged on social media that the Nigerian army allegedly fired shots at unarmed young protesters in the African country.

Rudiger who gave his platform to kick against the police brutality, has now spoken against the use of force by the army against the Nigerian youths.

Speaking on the current situation in Nigeria, Antonio Rudiger tweeted: “After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control.

“This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothing to do with democracy.

“It is more like a military rule and it’s a violation of human rights at the highest order. President @MBuhari and the Nigerian Army, stop killing peaceful young protesters. Stop killing the people you are supposed to protect.

“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria.”

Chelsea legend John Mikel Obi, who hails from Nigeria also did a post on Instagram against the bloodshed, as he captioned it “enough”.

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Manchester United star Odion Ighalo, who is a Nigerian, recently did a video to express his disappointment with the Nigerian government.

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