Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the head coach of the Rivers United football club, Stanley Eguma.
According to TheCable, Eguma was abducted on Monday while returning from Gombe State where his team had lost to Adamawa United.
A source revealed that the management of the football club had commenced negotiations with the abductors of the team manager.
“Since the players and other staff members left Enugu yesterday, we have not heard from them. Then the management got the news that Eguma had been kidnapped,” the source revealed.
“The players and staff members slept in Enugu and he didn’t show up the following morning. They thought he slept in Markudi.
“The kidnappers are now negotiating with the club management.”
Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested a criminal syndicate responsible for recent economic sabotage and vandalism of rail tracks in the North-West and North-Central parts of the country.
The arrest of the suspects follows deliberate efforts by the Force to contain and clamp down on perpetrators of recent incidents of rail tracks vandalism, carting away of critical locomotive equipment and other related economic crimes in some parts of the country.
The arrested vandals are among a total of thirty-six (36) notorious criminal suspects arrested by the Police recently for offences of banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, possession of illegal firearms, cultism, murder, economic sabotage, cybercrime, car snatching, the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba told Naija News in a statement on Wednesday.