The management of the Nigeria football Team outfit Ifeanyi Ubah has called on the federal government of Nigeria, the Nigeria football federation and league management company to further intensify security effort to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road in order to meet up with their matches.
This came after the team was attacked as at 1:30pm today on their way to kano, the team was attacked at kabba junction near lokoja in Kogi state.
According to the release signed by the management the driver sustained a gun shot injury while, some players sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
See details of the press release below.
FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA.
This is to inform the general public that at about 1:30pm today, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL matchday 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state.
To the glory of God, no life was lost. However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment.
We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies; Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) 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 Ifeanyi Ubah in their prayers in this moment of despair.