As #EndSARS protests continue across the country, protesters on social media mourned Nigerian footballers who were killed by law enforcement agents.
Tiamiyu Kazeem, assistant captain of Nigeria National League side, Remo Stars, was killed by a hit-and-run vehicle after operatives of SARS allegedly pushed him out from a moving vehicle in Sagamu, Ogun State in February.
Joseph Izu, the late Shooting Stars player, was also reportedly murdered in cold blood by soldiers from the Joint Military Task Force in Okaki, Ahoada, Rivers State October 2016.
Those who commented on social media noted that the late footballers and many other Nigerians would have been alive to live their dreams, but for the security agents, and called for an end to police brutality.
“Not forgotten: SARS killed Remo Stars Asst. Captain Tiamiyu Kazeem, JTF killed Shooting Stars player Joseph Izu, SANs, justice. Both covered with official lies but…we won’t forget,” sports journalist Fred Edoreh wrote on Twitter. (Punch)