Gunmen attack Adamawa United players, officials •Driver kidnapped




and officials of Adamawa United FC have been attacked and their driver kidnapped.

Sources in said Saturday morning that the 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 were travelling for their Week 11 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, 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 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 had contacted the team manager and given him 24 hours to produce N20m for the driver to be released.

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