Enyimba Worldwide has confirmed the kidnapping of their participant Dayo Ojo by gunmen alongside the Benin-Owo expressway.
The incident occurred on Sunday when the participant was travelling to Akure following the suspension of the Nigerian Skilled Soccer League due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ojo was within the firm of teammate Emmanuel James and one other skilled soccer, Benjamin Iluyomade who was additionally kidnapped whereas James managed to flee the assault.
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Enyimba is in shut contact with the participant’s household and efforts are being made to safe his launch.
Enyimba FC has launched an official assertion on the kidnapping of midfielder Dayo Ojo 👇 pic.twitter.com/rDmoEfYBZ0
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) March 23, 2020
Dayo Ojo’s kidnap comes on the heels of the loss of life of one other participant who was killed in a automobile crash on the identical day.
Ifeanyi George, who performed just a few video games for Nigeria in 2017, was killed together with membership teammate Emmanuel Ogbu when their automobile collided with a parked truck in Edo state.
Their deaths have been introduced in an announcement from their membership, Enugu Rangers. George was 26. Ogbu was a member of the membership’s youth crew. A 3rd man who was within the automobile and who was not a soccer participant was additionally killed.