NFF worried at killing of footballers

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Late Izu Joseph of Shooting Stars, Ibadan
Late Uzama Douglas of Gombe United FC

has expressed deep worries about the recent trend of the assassination of Nigerian footballers by both known and unknown gunmen, asking the Nigeria Police to take greater action to track and prosecute the killers.

The NFF concern is coming on the heels of the recent murder of Gombe United FC defender, Douglas Uzama, last Thursday in Benin City while on season break.

Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi was quoted in a statement by the NFF Communications Department as saying the federation was in deep grief over the manner of death of the Uzama who was also a former Golden Eaglet and Flying Eagles player just a few months after the cold blooded murder of Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan player, Joseph Izu, while also holidaying at his village in Bayelsa by men of the Nigeria Army.

“Only two months ago, we had a similar case of a player of Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan (Izu Joseph) who was murdered in cold blood in Rivers State.

“We are really worried about this trend and we use this opportunity to call on the Police to hunt down and arrest the killers of Uzama, as well as intensify efforts in their search for the killers of Izu Joseph.”


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