Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa has appealed to the Nigerian government and security authorities to halt the ‘barbaric’ killings across the country.
The Fatih Karagumruk star made the plea in the wake of a recent attack in Jos that claimed the lives of almost two dozen people on Saturday morning.
Travellers were coming from a religious event in Bauchi – a North Eastern state in Nigeria – in a convoy of buses when they were attacked at Rukuba road, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
However, thirty-three victims have been rescued according to a police statement.
The Leicester City forward took to his social media account to share his grief on the unfortunate event, while praying for peace in his home state, Plateau, and the entire country.
“The killings of the innocent travellers that came all the way from Bauchi State after Islamic New year Zikr heading to their various destination and got intercepted at Rukuba Road of Jos North is heinous and barbaric,” Musa wrote on Instagram.
“I’m calling on the Government and relevant authorities to take measures in curtailing the future occurrence of such barbaric act. May their souls rest in peace and may peace reign in our dear State and Nigeria as a whole,” he added.
Other Super Eagles stars including Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong expressed their grief by posting broken heart emojis as comments under Musa’s post.
Meanwhile, prior to the happenings in his home state, Musa had a memorable debut outing in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday.
The 28-year-old scored the match-winning goal on the stroke of full-time as newly-promoted Fatih Karagumruk defeated Gaziantep 3-2.