Armed Robbers Attack Nigerian Soccer Team

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No fewer than six  persons were on Friday injured when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Nigerian local team, FC Ifeanyi Ubah to a scheduled league match in Kano.
The Premier League club was billed to play against Jigawa Golden Stars.
The team were five hours and 245 Km into their 14-hour, 822-Km road trip from Onitsha to Kano when they ran into the attackers allegedly dressed in the uniforms of the National Youth Service Corps.
According to a statement from the club,  the bus driver suffered gunshot wounds and at least five others, including players and members of the coaching staff, were “critically injured.”

The statement added: “The affected persons are currently being treated and responding to treatment.

“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies … to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road.”

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