Super Eagles players have called on the federal government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) , a unit of the Nigeria Police.
Recall that the Super Eagles had on Friday lost 1-0 to Algeria in an international friendly in Austria.
SARS have become notorious for extra-judicial killings, extortion and kidnapping.
Youths across the country have taken to streets for the past four days in a solidarity protest to call for the scrapping of FSARS.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page on Saturday, Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, revealed that Nigeria footballers overseas are scared to visit the country because of activities of SARS.
According to the UK-based player, many Nigerian youths are being killed by those expected to protect them.
“#EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians… we are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime,” he tweeted.
EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians… we are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime,” he wrote.
Other Super Eagles players to call for the scrapping of the infamous police unit include Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdulahi, Alex Iwobi and John Ogu.
“The reasons for the #EndSARSProtests have just come to my attention via very disturbing images and 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,” Leon Balogun wrote.
Ogu also wrote, “I pray our first checkpoint will never be our last bus-stop. Enough is enough.”
“The voice of the people must be heard, @NigeriaGov must #EndSARS and protect the lives of our Youth from #PoliceBrutality. My brother @BashirAhmaad, kindly pass our message to the President @MBuhari,” Abdulahi added.
Iwobi wrote: “Protect Lives , Not Take Them Away #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality”