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LMC suspends Maiduguri fixtures

14 March 2014, 12:12Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) has suspended all Glo Nigerian Premier League fixtures that has been scheduled for Maiduguri.

The capital of Borno State (Maiduguri) is the home of El Kanemi FC, where they were to host Abia Warriors FC on Saturday in a week two game of the NPL 2013/14 season.

There were reported bombings in a military barracks in Maiduguri in the early hours of Friday, which has led to exchange of gun battle between the military and the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group.

As a result, the LMC announced on Friday that all league games due for Maiduguri has been suspended indefinitely.

“All NPFL league matches scheduled for Maiduguri suspended”, LMC wrote on its twitter handle.

“El-Kanemi Warriors vs Abia Warriors Week 2 match put on hold”.

Abia Warriors media officer, Igwe Onuoha told News24 Nigeria the side is happy that LMC has finally taken the decision to suspend all fixtures scheduled for Maiduguri.

The team, that has set out on a trip to the Northern City has now returned to Umuahia.

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