The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the death of Ibrahim Abubakar who until his sudden demise was Head of Protocol at the Football House.
The NFF on his twitter handle on Wednesday morning said the late Mr. Abubakar was shot dead by dare devil armed robbers.
“NFF’s Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of today,” the tweet from the NFF official twitter handle read.
It added that Mr. Abubakar’s remains is being taken to Kaduna for burial.
Already reactions having been trailing the death of the NFF’s Head of Protocol.
Toyin Ibitoye, who is the Super Eagles Media officer, and currently away in Pretoria where the country’s squad for the CHAN tournament is preparing, said he was shocked with the news.
He said: “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,” he added
The Nigerian football circle has indeed been hit with sad events this New Year.
Only on Tuesday, Super Eagles defender Fegor Ogude confirmed that his wife was kidnapped by gunmen while former Enyimba goalkeeper died on the first day of the year after protracted illness.