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Injured Kano Pillars players relocated to Kano for further treatment


KANO Pillars FC players that were injured by armed robbers have been relocated from Federal Medical Center, Lokoja to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

Pillars’ Skipper Gambo Muhammad, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday.

Muhammad, who on his hospital bed described the incident as “very unfortunate”, thanked God for sparing his life and those of his other colleagues.

“I thank Almighty God for sparing our lives because I was shot from a close range by the robbers.

“No life was lost, it could have been worst,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the players were travelling from Kano to Owerri when they were attacked on Abuja-Lokoja road on March 5.

They were going for the opening fixture of the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League with Heartland FC.

The injured players are Super Eagles’ striker Gambo Muhammad, Otekpa Oneji, Reuben Ogbonnaya, Murtala Adamu and Ubong Ekpai. (NAN)

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