Two Super Eagles’ midfielders, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi and John Ugochukwu Ogu have both sent words of sympathy and prayers to victims of the latest mayhem unleashed by herdsmen on Plateau State, and expressed hope that it will not be repeated.
Ndidi and Ogu, who are both on international duty for Nigeria at the World Cup, stated in separate posts on social media that were alarmed with reports of the massacre in Plateau States and agreed that prayers are need to avert repeated instances of and to console all families of those who lost loved ones.
They were also joined in their spread of sympathy by Ahmed Musa and Leon Aderemi Balogun, after the Police Command confirmed the killing of 86 people in attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp, Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.
Incidentally, Musa, the hero of Nigeria’s 2-0 victory against Iceland last Friday, started his professional football career at Plateau State-based side, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
He tweeted a ‘crying smiley’ photo with the hashtag #StopTheKillingsInPlateau while Ogu tweeted ‘#PrayForPlateau They need our prayers’.
Brighton & Hove Albion new signing, Balogun accompanied his entry with a candlelight photograph and the words: #UnitedWeStandDividedWeFall.