Obafemi Martins distributes Food and Drink to Protesters in Lagos

Obafemi Martins distributes Food and Drink to Protesters in Lagos

Babajide Orevba
October 20, 2020 at 8:19 PM

- Obafemi Martins remains one the best strikers that ever played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

- The former Inter Milan goal poacher has supported protesters with food materials

- ‘Obagoal’ in a post, reiterated his love for his country Nigeria

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Obafemi Martins, through his foundation, donated food items to protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Monday, October 17.

With the protests entering its Day 13 at the famous toll gate, the former Super Eagles striker via his foundation distributed food and drinks to protesters.

Since the protests broke out, it is gathered that many of the agitators sleep and wake at the venue and thereby could be out of food.

In his latest post on his social media account, the Wuhan Zall of China striker posted pictures as well as clips of officials of his foundation distributing the items to the protesters.

“I love you ...my country,” he captioned the post.

The 35-year-old featured for the Super Eagles between 2004 and 2015 scoring 18 goals in his 42 appearances.

He has played for several top clubs in Europe including Inter Milan, Newcastle as well as Rubin Kazan.

‘Obagoal’ as he is fondly called also had a stint with La Liga outfit Levante as well as Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Meanwhile, following the persistent demonstrations by EndSARS protesters across the country, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called the youths to put an end to the protests.

Obafemi Martins: Ex-Eagles star distributes food and drink items to protesters in Lagos
Obafemi Martins assists protesters with food and drinks in Lagos. Photo: Adekunle Ajayi
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Tinubu, however, said the ongoing protests against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS recently banned by police authorities were right.

He said the protesters have made their points and that the government has made its commitment to them, urging the youths to call-off the protest and give the government a chance to implement their demands.

And Legit.ng earlier reported that a civil rights lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has debunked claims that there is a connection between the announcement of the operation crocodile smile by the Nigerian army and the ongoing #EndSARS protest.

Ugochukwu said contrary to claims by several individuals and groups, the Nigerian army has never involved itself in the civil uproar.

Speaking on Monday, October 19, in Abuja, Ugochukwu said, the #EndSARS protest across the country demanding an end to police brutality has intensified despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and subsequent formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) by the inspector general of police.

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