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Sports Minister mourns death of NFF official

07 January 2016, 09:54Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has mourned the death of Nigeria Football Federation Protocol Officer Ibrahim Abubakar.

Abubakar was killed in his residence in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday by armed men.

Dalung, on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the secretariat of the NFF).

"It is really a sad loss, not just for the NFF, but for the entire Sports Family. This sad occurrence has again brought to the fore the need for adequate security in the country; a situation where we all live in fear of the unknown is worrisome," Dalung stated.

Also read: NFF head of protocol shot dead

The minister later signed the condolence register in honor of late Ibrahim Abubukar.

In his response, NFF Deputy General Secretary, Emmanuel Ikpeme thanked the Minister for his gesture and quick response.

.?"On behalf of the NFF President, the board, Management and Staff of the Football Federation, we want to appreciate your kind gesture, especially because you turned up at the secretariat yourself to commiserate with us on the loss of our dear colleague. Though, we would have wanted you to visit us for the first time on a joyful note than this" said Ikpeme.

The late Ibrahim has been buried in Kaduna according to Islamic rites.

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