Mar 5, 2015 15:41:00
Kano Pillars’ Gambo Muhammed, Eneji Otekpa, Adamu Murtala, Reuben Ogbonnaya and Ubong Ekpai were injured as the Masu Gida were attacked by armed robbers along Abaji-Lokoja on Thursday afternoon.
Okey Emordi’s men had eliminated Al-Malakia in their 2015 Caf Champions League preliminary round and were heading to Owerri ahead their Nigeria Premier League opener against Heartland.
The Caf Champions League campaigners were travelling in a 32-seater coaster bus which had 25 people including 18 players alongside a four-man technical crew led by coach Okey Emordi in another Peugeot car.
Team’s media officer Idris Malikawa informed Goal that Pillars cheated death as the gunmen shot intermittently with no place to hide.
“Five of our players are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja and are responding to treatment as we were attacked by robbers around 1.15 pm,” Malikawa told Goal.
Striker Gambo had his arm seriously damaged from a gun shot while Ekpai sustained injuries behind their head but no death was recorded.