According to reports, the team bus of the Nigeria Professional Football League side FC IfeanyiUbah were attacked earlier today being Novemeer 29, 2019 by unknown gunmen on their way to a league match against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kano.
The gunmen who were said to be dressed on NYSC uniform apparently opened fire at the team bus at about 1:30pm around Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi State.
Sadly, The team’s bus driver got shot in the attack while some members of the coaching crew and players were injured.
But all the affected members of the team are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
In a press statement released by the club; “the incident took place at about 1:30pm, when players and officials of the club, who were travelling to Kano for their NPFL match day six tie, ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in National Youth Service Corps uniforms, at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state”.
“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies; the Nigeria Football Federation and the League Management Company to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road, especially clubs owned by private investors, who are made to invest their hard earned money in the growth and development of Nigerian football.
“Conclusively, fans, well wishers, supporters and Nigerians in general are kindly urged to keep the entire management, coaching staff and players of FC IfeanyiUbah in their prayers in this moment of despair.”