The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) family woke up on Wednesday with the sad news of the sudden death of its Head of Protocol, Ibrahim Abubakar.
Abubakar, 43, was murdered by armed robbers in his home at Kado Estate near Gwarinpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“He was full of life when he left the office yesterday (Tuesday). The Federation has lost a dedicated and assiduous staff. This is so painful,” said a traumatised NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, to www.thenff.com.
‘Ibro’, as he was fondly called, joined the Nigeria Football Federation in 2007. He will be buried later on Wednesday at his residence in Kaduna, according to Islamic rites.
Abubakar is survived by a wife and three children.