Players and officials of Adamawa United FC have been attacked and their driver kidnapped.
Sources in Adamawa State said Saturday morning that the players were attacked at gunpoint on the Benin-Ore expressway.
Their phones, money and other valuables were taken away by the attackers who seized the team’s driver.
The sources said the incident occurred about 5.30 am as the players were travelling for their Week 11 NPFL fixture against the MFM FC in Lagos.
According to a player on the team, Sadiq Lawan, about eight of the attackers emmerged from the bush and swooped on the team, shooting into the air.
Sadiq Lawan who spoke on phone from Benin, added, “They (attackers) ordered us out, took our money and our phones. It was later we found out that our driver was taken away. We came back to Benin City.”
The Permanent Secretary in the Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Aliyu Jada confirmed the attack.
It was also learnt, as at the time of filing this report his report that the kidnappers had contacted the team manager and given him 24 hours to produce N20m for the driver to be released.
Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY
Good journalism costs a lot of money.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.
By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.