The city was attacked by Boko Haram on Friday
The fresh spate of attacks in Maiduguri has forced the League Management Company, LMC, to announce the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football league matches scheduled for Maiduguri until further notice.
Premier League side, El Kanemi Warriors, are based in the troubled city which has been decimated by the recent Boko Haram insurgence; the latest being on Friday morning when large explosion rocked the city.
In a message via its official Twitter handle, @LMCNPFL, LMC stated that the Week 2 game between Abia Warriors and El Kanemi in Maiduguri has been put on hold.
It also said all NPFL matches in Maiduguri has been suspended. The LMC further advised all Premier League clubs to await further directives before taking any further actions.
Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia was supposed to play the Maiduguri-based side but appealled to the LMC to relocate its Week 2 Glo Premier League encounter with El-Kanemi Warriors from Maiduguri to another venue for security reasons.
The letter, signed by the Secretary of Abia Warriors FC, Oliver Ndife, and sent to the Chief Operating Officer of LMC, Salihu Abubakar, asked that a guarantee be given for their safety or the match moved to another city
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