Gunmen attack Adamawa United FC, Kidnap team driver

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

Sources in Adamawa State said on 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.

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