Chief Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala FC, Uke, Anambra State’s Idemili South Local Government Area, was slain.
Philip Udala, a grassroots football development guru, was killed untimely when his convoy collided with a group of armed gunmen near Eke-Agu Market 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, the manager of Udala FC and the secretary of the Anambra Independent League (AIFL), was also in the convoy and was shot and killed instantaneously on Tuesday.
Udala’s death was confirmed by AIFL Chairman Rev. Fr Obinna Dike on Wednesday, who said the amateur league had lost two vital members of the football family.
May the souls of Chief Philip Udala and Godsent Eriobu rest in peace, according to Dike.
“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