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Gunmen abducts Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma

Police in south-east Nigeria have confirmed the alleged kidnapping of Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma.

In a statement, the police in Enugu state say he was abducted on 15 June on his way back from an away match against Adamawa United played in Gombe state, northern Nigeria.

The police say two men travelling with Eguma alerted them to the ambush by armed men.

They say the vehicle they were travelling in was forced to the side of the road and the pair were then forced out of the car and the kidnappers drove off with Eguma still in the vehicle.

Rivers United are yet to release a statement on the incident, the club’s general manager told BBC News Pidgin that “they will respond soon on the issue”.

Enugu state commissioner of police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu has since launched a full-scale investigation to rescue the coach.

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