Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar Of Nigerian Football Federation Shot Dead

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Ibrahim Abubakar

Head of Protocol of the Nigerian Football Federation, Ibrahim Abubakar, is dead. Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday.

His death was announced by the NFF on its official Twitter account. Abubakar’s remains are being taken to Kaduna for burial where he will buried. The media officer of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, who confirmed the death of Abubakar, described it as tragic. More after the cut……

“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. My heart is so heavy.”

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu has described Abubakar’s death as “bad and sad news” on social media.


Local media have reported that he is survived by his wife and three children. He will be buried in Kaduna in the north-west of the country.

Nigeria play a warm-up match for the African Cup of Nations against Angola in the South African city of Pretoria at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday.
The game will be behind closed doors at the request of the organisers.