NFF Appeals to Nigeria Police to Fish out Killers of Gombe Utd Player    

By Femi Solaja
Saddened by the recent waves of  wanton killings of players from the domestic league, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has called on the Nigeria Police to intensify efforts to fish out those responsible for the death  of former Nigeria youth international Douglas Uzama, who was killed in Benin City on Thursday, 29th December 2016.
The killing of the Gombe player is coming barely two months after another Shooting Stars of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph was shot dead in Rivers State in circumstances that still remained a mystery to his family and friends.
The Gombe United FC player was said to have been murdered in the capital of Edo State where he had gone to celebrate the yuletide with his family.
But while reacting to the killing of the footballer yesterday, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said that the federation was in deep grief over the manner of death of the former Golden Eaglet and Flying Eagle.
“Only two months ago, we had a similar case of a player of Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan (Izu Joseph) who was murdered in cold blood in Rivers State.
“We are really worried about this trend and we use this opportunity to call on the Police to hunt down and arrest the killers of Uzama, as well as intensify efforts in their search for the killers of Izu Joseph,” stressed the NFF scribe.
According to reports from Benin City, the former Flying Eagles invitee was hit by a bullet while in company with close friends.
The player who was on holidays in the ancient city, was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Nobody has been arrested in connection with the death of the Gombe player.