The Secretary of the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL), Eriobu Godsent Ebuka, was killed during the attack by unknown gunmen in Eke-Agu community in Idemili North Local government area of Anambra state on Tuesday night, July 13.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the league chairman, Rev. Obinna Dike, said Eriobu was traveling in a convoy with the Chairman of Udala FC, Philip Udala, when they ran into the gunmen who fired gunshots at their vehicle.
Eriobu who doubles as the manager of Udala FC, was said to have been killed on the spot while Udala was allegedly whisked away to an unknown destination. He has not been seen nor reached on phone since the attack.
Dike said the AIFL family is mourning as Eriobu was a resourceful member of the management team.
Confirming his demise on Facebook, his older sister, Chichi Eriobu asked everyone to pray for their family.
”Nigeria finally happened to you, Nna.
After all this years of trying to get out of here, of pushing for a better life, of surviving. Nigeria has now happened to you.
They say it’s unknown gunmen, I say they’re well known by the God of Heaven. And by God, I curse the generations of everyone involved in your death. May they suffer for snatching you away from us. May they wish for death and never see it because life and death would reject them. It shall never be well with their generations.
Just on Saturday we were talking about your upcoming birthday on the 27th of July. We joked about the surprise I would pull for you.
We joked about who gives more gift. And, I was even explaining why I haven’t returned the funds you borrowed me in May. And then.
The Abatete killings of yesterday took you, my love.
You should have fought to stay. But I couldn’t imagine the pains you must have suffered.
The unknown gun men happened to you. You didn’t deserve to die like that. They should have at least let you celebrate your next birthday.
We’re broken into pieces at your news of your death. Nobody is strong for the other. Nobody. Everybody is looking at everybody in broken parts.
Dear Jesus, help us deal with this, please”