The management of Ifeanyi Ubah FC on Saturday, released a statement condemning the security situation in the country following Friday’s attack on the team’s bus.
The Nigerian Professional Football League team were on a journey to Kano for their footballing commitments on Friday when they got attacked in Kogi by gunmen.
The driver of the vehicle and a player were both hit but no lives were reportedly lost as at the time of this report.
Initial statements from the team’s camp read: “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Kabba. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank God that no life was lost.”
After the incident, the club urged the Federal Government in a statement to improve security in the country.
The statement reads, “We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies; Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road, especially clubs owned by Private investors who are made to invest their hard earned money in the growth and development of Nigerian football.
“Conclusively, fans, well wishers, supporters and Nigerians in general are kindly urged to keep the entire management, coaching staff and players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah in their prayers in this moment of despair.”