Chairman of Udala FC, Uke, Idemili South Local Government Area, Chief Philip Udala, has died.
Udala, a grassroots football development expert, was killed unnecessarily when his convoy collided with a group of armed gunmen at the Eke-Agu Market crossing in Abatete, Idemili North Local Area.
When the militants intercepted the Udala convoy in Abatete, they had apparently attacked a local police station and were fleeing the scene.
Godsent Eriobu, Udala FC Manager and Secretary of Anambra Independent League (AIFL) who was also in the convoy was equally shot and died instantly at the scene on Tuesday.
Rev. Fr Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL who confirmed the death of Udala on Wednesday said the amateur league had lost two important members of the football family.
According to Dike, may the souls of Chief Philip Udala and Godsent Eriobu rest in the Lord, Amen.
“So sad, our worst fears are becoming reality, we lost them,” he said in a text.
The Police Command in the state confirmed the incident but did not speak on number of casualties.