PHOTOS: NFF Head Of Protocol Murdered In Cold Blood

The Nigeria Football Federation family woke up Wednesday [Jan 6] with the sad news of the sudden death of its Head of Protocol, Ibrahim Abubakar. Abubakar, 43, was brutally murdered in cold blood by dare-devil armed robbers in his home at Kado Estate near Gwarinpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

A traumatized NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said of Abubakar's sudden death:
"He was full of life when he left the office yesterday; the Federation has lost a dedicated and assiduous staff. This is so painful". 'Ibro' as he is fondly called, joined the Nigeria Football Federation in 2007. He will be buried later today at his residence in Kaduna according to Islamic rites.
He is survived by a wife and three boys. May his gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.
At the burial in Kaduna, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Sanusi in company with a delegation that included Ademola Olajire (AD, Communications), Tunde Aderibigbe (SA to NFF President), Dr. Christian Emeruwa (SA to GS), Okey Obi (Chief Legal Officer), Dr. Robinson Okosun, Nasiru Jibril (PA to President), Enebi Achor, Emmanuel Ayanbunmi, Paul Okwudolor, Joshua Onoja, Aliyu Ibrahim and Magaji Abdullahi, met with the parents of the late Ibrahim and offered prayers for the repose of his soul.
NFF officials led by the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, accompanied the corpse from the National Hospital, Abuja to the late Abubakar’s hometown, Kaduna, where the remains were interred at some minutes after noon.

From overseas came condolence messages from players of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles. Eagles captain Ahmed Musa, former Captain Vincent Enyeama, defender Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and forwards Obafemi Martins and Odion Ighalo sent in words of condolence.

The late Ibrahim Abubakar, a hardworking and energetic officer, is survived by his wife and three sons, and aged parents.

   - NFF

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