The Chairman of Udala Football Club, Chief Philip Udala, has reportedly been killed by gunmen.
According to reports, the incident occurred, when his convoy ran into a team of armed gunmen at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North Local Area.
He was set ablaze after bullets fired at him failed to penetrate
Members of his convoy, including three policemen were also killed and their vehicles burnt.
Also killed during the attack was the Secretary of Anambra Independent League (AIFL), Godsent Eriobu.
Rev. Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL who confirmed the death of the league secretary also said Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala FC, was set ablaze after gunshots fired at him reportedly failed to penetrate him.
Udala FC has been an active participant in the AIFL amateur league since it was founded in 2016 before it gained promotion to Nationwide League.
Eriobu, who also doubles as Manager of Udala FC, was in the convoy of the chairman when they ran into the gunmen who had allegedly attacked a Police Station in the area.
Reverand Dike said the AIFL family was in a mourning mood as Udala and Eriobu were resourceful members of the management team.
Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra confirmed the incident but could not give details of casualties.
According to Ikenga, the information is still sketchy, I will get back to you when the investigation is thorough.