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11 Oct 2016
Pandemonium in Abuja as policeman tries to shoot Super Eagles’ players
There was confusion at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, yesterday, after a plain cloth policeman attempted to open fire on Super Eagles’ players while trying to arrest Chairman of the League Management Committee, Shehu Dikko.
The players just touched down in the country after their last weekend’s match against Zambia where they won by 2 goals to one.
It was gathered that as soon as the Eagles and their officials filed out from the arrival hall to the beating of drums and songs, two plain-cloth policemen accosted Chairman of the LMC, Dikko, claiming that Abuja Police Commissioner wanted to see him.
According to Vanguard, they had no arrest warrants.
As officials and players came to the scene to know what was going on, one of the officers pulled out his gun and fired some shots.
Pandemonium ensued as the Eagles scampered for safety.
Both officials and fans resisted the arrest as they asked for their warrant of arrest.
The Police official was adamant to pleas as he threatened to shoot anybody that stood on his way. NFF President, Amaju Pinnick pleaded that they should not turn the joy of victory to sadness from the 2-1 win of Zambia in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Cameramen who were clicking for pictures were threatened by the adamant officer who said that he cared less over the victory of the Eagles. By this time, Policemen at the Airport joined and persuaded the officer to put away his gun.
Dikko had been declared wanted by a Federal High Court sitting in Jos who ordered the LMC to suspend the Nigerian League and reinstate Giwa FC which filed the suit pending the determination of the suit before it.