Abuja - Nigeria Football Federation’s head of protocol Ibrahim Abubakar has been shot dead by armed robbers at his residence in Abuja on Wednesday.
The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
The federation confirmed the tragic passing of Abubakar via its twitter handle.
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“NFF's Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of today.
“Abubakar's remains is being taken to Kaduna for burial.”
Meanwhile, Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye has expressed shock at the sudden passing of Abubakar.
“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. #ripIbro,” Ibitoye wrote on twitter.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.