The Nigeria Police Force have confirmed the abduction of Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma by unknown gunmen along Enugu highway.
Eguma, in company of two personal assistants, was travelling back from Gombe where the Pride of Rivers suffered a 2-0 defeat against Adamawa United in a Nigeria Professional Football League match on Sunday.
The incident happened on Tuesday along Enugu road when the seasoned NPFL coach was returning to the team base in Port Harcourt.
According to the police statement, the two assistants were freed while Eguma was the only victim kidnapped.
Goal made some calls to the club authorities but there was no response or official statement as of the time of filing this report, however, the Enugu State Police Command have commenced investigation to rescue Eguma.
“The order is sequel to a complaint made to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command, the same date as the incident at about 5:05 p.m., by two other persons travelling with the victim,” the police statement read, per People’s Gazette.
“His co-travellers alleged that the unidentified gunmen, operating in a white-coloured Hilux van, trailed and forced the black-coloured Hilux van conveying them from Gombe to Port-Harcourt, to stop.
“They further alleged that the assailants pushed the two of them out and made away with the vehicle, abducting the victim in the process.”