Gunmen kidnap Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma in Enugu


Unknown gunmen, on Wednesday, kidnapped Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma in Enugu State.

Mr Eguma was kidnapped on his way from Gombe State where his team lost to Adamawa United on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, while confirming the incident in a statement on Thursday, said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the immediate rescue of Mr Eguma.

The statement said Mr Eguma was allegedly seized on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway at about 4 p.m. while returning from Gombe to Port Harcourt, after an NPFL game.

“The unidentified gunmen, operating in a white Hilux van, trailed and forced the black Hilux van conveying Eguma to stop.

“The assailants pushed two of the passengers out and made away with the black Hilux, abducting Eguma in the process,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the commissioner urged members of the public to provide the police with useful information.

“The command’s hotlines to call are 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172 or send an email to:,’’ the statement said.

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