The Chairman of Udala Football Club, Chief Philip Udala, has reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Tuesday, 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 were also killed and their vehicles burnt.
Reacting to the news, sports journalist, Adepoju Tobi Samuel, said he was heartbroken hearing the news of Chief Udala’s assassination.
He said the news was terrible.
He wrote; “I am heartbroken 😭
“Chairman of Udala Football Club, Chief Philip Udala was assassinated alongside his Team Manager and others in Anambra State yesterday.
“The pictures and videos are gory.
“What is happening in Nigeria?
His wife is heavily pregnant!
A social media user, @AfamDeluxo said Chief Udala’s wife is heavily pregnant before his assassination.
He wrote; “Chief Philip Udala, a Billionaire and owner of Udala Fc, alongside his Club Manager, Godsent Eriobu, were assassinated yesterday in Anambra state. I heard his wife is actually heavily pregnant. Kedu ọ dịrị nsogbu bụkwa nkea?