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Gunmen attack Adamawa United players, kidnap driver

Published by The Nation on Sun, 21 Feb 2021


By Onimisi Alao, YolaPLAYERS and officials of Adamawa United FC have been attacked and their driver kidnapped.Sources in Adamawa State said Saturday morning that the players were attacked at gunpoint on the Benin-Ore expressway earlier in the day.Their phones, money and other valuables were taken away by the attackers who seized the team driverThe 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.
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