The chief protocol officer of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Abubakar, has been shot dead by armed robbers in his Abuja home.
According to the federation’s official Twitter handle, the incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday.
The update read: “NFF’s Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of today.
“Abubakar’s remains is being taken to Kaduna for burial.”
Reacting to the tragedy, media officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, expressed his sadness over Abubakar’s death.
He tweeted: “Shocking, devastating & tragic news about the killing of @thenff’s head of protocol Ibrahim Abubakar by armed robbers this morning in Abuja.
“May God comfort Ibrahim Abubakar’s family, friends and colleagues on this tragic, untimely loss.”