Gunmen on Saturday, attacked Adamawa United FC, after dispossessing players of their valuables, they kidnapped the team driver.
The gunmen after the raid, were reported to have demanded N50 million ransom for the driver.
Sources in Adamawa State revealed on Saturday that the incident happened at about 6.30 am, along the Benin-Ore-Lagos road as the team were travelling to play a game in Lagos.
Narrating the incident via telephone, a member of the team, said the players and officials were attacked by the gunmen who suddenly sprung from the bush and held them at gunpoint.
He continued that the phones of the team members, money and other valuables were carted away by the criminals.
It was confirmed that the team was travelling for their Week 11 NPFL fixture against the MFM FC in Lagos.
A player, Sadiq Lawal, who was present when the incident happened, said about eight of the attackers emerged from the bush and started shooting in the air.
“They ordered us out, took our money and phones. It was after we returned to the City that we noticed they took our driver.
Meanwhile, confirming the attack was the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Aliyu Jada.
Aliyu Jada stated that the abductors contacted the team manager and demanded a ransom of N50 million for release of the team driver.
You may be interested
INEC explains objection to election materials’ admissibility at tribunalWebby - June 2, 2023
Spread the love The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday in Abuja, explained why it kicked against its…
Just in: NLC takes stand on fuel subsidy removalWebby - June 2, 2023
The fuel subsidy removal policy announced by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has potentially triggered yet another crisis, as the Nigeria…
Global Ministers Classroom with Pastor Chris begins nowWebby - June 2, 2023
The much anticipated Global ministers classrooom with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome holds today and tomorrow. This Programmme will equip millions of…
Leave a Comment