Chief Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala FC, Uke, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State has been assassinated.
Philip Udala, a grassroots football development guru met his untimely death when his convoy ran into a team of armed gunmen at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North Local Area.
The gunmen had reportedly attacked a local police station and were fleeing the scene when they met the convoy of Udala in Abatete.
Godsent Eriobu, Udala FC Manager and Secretary of Anambra Independent League (AIFL) who was also in the convoy was equally shot and died instantly at the scene on Tuesday.
Rev. Fr Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL who confirmed the death of Udala on Wednesday said the amateur league had lost two important members of the football family.
“So sad, our worst fears are becoming reality, we lost them,” he said in a text.
According to Dike, may the souls of Chief Philip Udala and Godsent Eriobu rest in the Lord, Amen.
The Police Command in the state confirmed the incident but did not speak on number of casualties.
Chidimma Onyinyechukwu wrote: The attack was meant for udala. They shoot him and bullets didn’t penetrate. They used knife on him and pushed him inside his lexus jeep and burnt him alive, he struggled to come out of the car but couldn’t, he ended up falling off by the car door. None of his flesh was recovered. Only his necklace and his wristwatch was found there showing he was the one. The assassins killed peter his driver, Godsent his TM, and Paul his security personnel from nsugbe.And another of his police men from kogi.
Udala just returned from lagos yesterday, they traced him, they planned everything, there is nothing like they attacked any police station, that’s just what they want to use to confuse people. Udala uke was burnt to ashes. Chai. Odogwu nwoke. A philanthropist. He is a giver. He doesn’t deserve this.
He wedded mmiri Doro edo his new wife last month and she is heavily pregnant right now. He is almost finishing his new house at 3.3, to be open soon. On January we attended their traditional marriage ceremony at umuoji. This life is vanity upon vanity. May your soul rest in peace and may your killers and the planners never go unpunished.
I know all these cos he is very close to my husband. Infact he finished discussion with my husband at their terminal, before the 5 of them left and this happened. My husband has been crying since last night. He hasn’t eaten. Because this man doesn’t deserve this kind of death. Keep resting udala uke. Many love you