Gunmen Attack Adamawa United Football Club Bus, Disappear With Driver

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players and officials of Nigeria Football League side, Adamawa United, have been attacked by gunmen, PUNCH reports.

They were attacked by gunmen around Benin-Ore Expressway on night.

incident happened about 11.45pm, on their way for an NPFL clash versus MFM FC.

As of the of filing this report, the whereabouts of the team’s driver remains unknown, after he was taken away by the unknown gunmen.

Adamawa were face MFM in their week 11 NPFL fixture at the Agege Stadium, .

Our correspondent learnt the players’ phones, and other valuable items were taken away by the gunmen.

Earlier this week, Wikki Tourists bus got burnt while travelling Uyo, for their NPFL tie with Dakkada FC.

On , Kano Pillars’ bus also caught fire but players and officials rallied to quench the fire.

Players and officials of NPFL clubs have had nightmarish moments while travelling for games across the country following the poor state of security in the country in recent years.

Due to the in Nigeria, clubs have been forced to longer and more treacherous journeys by road in order to costs.

In 2015, five Kano Pillars players were shot while travelling to Owerri.

There was a similar incident less than a year later, as another Premier League team Enyimba’s bus was attacked on their way for a pre-season tournament.

Gunmen also attacked of IfeanyiUbah FC in Kogi November 29, 2019, while on their way to Kano for a League clash versus Pillars.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the team bus, with the bus driver and a player sustaining injuries.