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Gunmen assassinate Udala Football Club CEO, set his car ablaze in Anambra

Unknown gunmen have assassinated the chairman of Udala Football Club in Anambra State, Mr. Philip Udala.

The billionaire was murdered when his convoy was reportedly ambushed at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area.

The attackers initially reportedly hit a police facility in the area and were fleeing the scene when they ran into Udala’s convoy.

The policemen attached to Udala were killed and vehicles set ablaze. The victims were reportedly still inside.

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Godsent Eriobu, Udala FC Manager and Secretary of Anambra Independent League (AIFL), also in the motorcade, was shot dead.

Rev. Fr Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL, said the league lost two key members who loved the game.

The state’s Police Command is said to be on the trail of the assailants.