Robbers attack Kano Pillars


Kano Pillars players were, on Thursday, attacked by armed robbers along Abaji-Lokoja road, leaving five players seriously injured, can report.
The incident occurred about 1.15pm as the players were on their way to Owerri for their first NPFL duel against Heartland this Saturday.
Kano Pillars’ spokesman, Idris Malikawa, revealed that the gunmen shot sporadically in a matter that left the team with no escape route.
The five players injured during the attack are Gambo Muhammed, Eneji Otekpa, Adamu Murtala, Reuben Ogbonnaya and Ubong Ekpai.
Malikawa said the injured players are in a Lokoja hospital receiving treatment.
“We were attacked by armed robbers, in which five of our players were injured by the thieves and as I’m talking to you, these five players are now at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja and are responding to treatment. The attack happened around 1:15pm and the rest of the team are still in fright following the incident. The gunmen also snatched handsets and other valuables from the players”.
Saturday’s match against Heartland has been postponed indefinitely.
Kano were preparing to begin the defence of their Nigerian title, having started their season with a victory over Al Malakia in their African Champions League preliminary round last weekend.
It is not yet clear whether Kano’s Champions fixture against Moghreb Athletic Tetouane on March 13 would go ahead as scheduled.


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