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Gunmen Kill And Set Ablaze Football Club Owner, Policemen

Reports indicate that unknown gunmen have killed the Chairman of Udala Football Club, Uke, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria.

The football administrator was killed when his convoy was ambushed by a group of assailants at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North Local Area.

Sources say the killers had attacked a police facility in the area and were fleeing the scene when they ran into Chief Udala’s convoy in Abatete. It was learnt that the policemen in the convoy were also killed and set ablaze during the attack.

Reports say Godsent Eriobu, Udala FC Manager and Secretary of Anambra Independent League (AIFL), who was also in the convoy was equally shot and died instantly at the scene on Tuesday.

Confirming the incident, Rev. Fr Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL, said the amateur league had lost two key members of the football family.

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