Mr Godsent Eriobu, the secretary of the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL) has been killed by gunmen in Eke-Agu Market, Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
Rev. Obinna Dike, Chairman of AIFL who confirmed the death of the league secretary, also said Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala FC, had not been seen nor reached on the phone since the incident occurred on Tuesday.
Udala FC has been an active participant in the AIFL amateur league since it was founded in 2016 before it gained promotion to Nationwide League.
Eriobu, who also doubles as Manager of Udala FC, was in the convoy of the Chairman when they ran into the gunmen who had allegedly attacked a police station earlier in the area.
Dike said the AIFL family was in a mourning mood as Eriobu was a resource member of the management team.
Sources said policemen in the convoy were also killed with many vehicles burnt.
Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, confirmed the incident but could not give details of casualties.
According to Ikenga, the information is still sketchy, I will get back to you when the investigation is through, NAN reports.