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The coach of a Nigerian professional football league side Rivers United who was identified as Stanley Eguma has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that Eguma was abducted along Enugu road with two of his personal assistants on his way back from a Nigerian Professional Football League game against Adamawa United, at the Ribadu Square Stadium, Yola, which the Port Harcourt-based side lost 2-0.
‘The coach did not return with the team on Tuesday but that’s all I can tell you. We hear he has been kidnapped but we are waiting to hear officially from the club management,‘ a source close to the coach who spoke to correspondents confirmed.
Kidnappings of footballers and officials and their relatives have become a common occurrence in Nigeria, with Eguma the second NPFL coach to be kidnapped — after Abdulahi Biffo — in two years.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that in February, Kabiru Mohammed, the bus driver of NPFL side, Adamawa United, was abducted by unknown gunmen and was released after six days after a ransom of N1m was paid to the abductors.
Again, last year, Super Eagles and Enyimba star Dayo Ojo was kidnapped alongside two others on the Benin-Owo expressway on his way to Akure following the suspension of the NPFL due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK