Kano Pillars player Ibrahim Hassan was attacked by the alleged Boko Haram group.
According to Paul Michael who posted the incident on Facebook, he said that Hassan nicke-named Messi was shot on both his feet on his way to Maiduguri.
This is how Micahel reported the incident below:
The new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season has been confirmed to kick off on December 6, 2020, with the fixtures, also made available.
Four times NPFL champions, Kano Pillars will begin their season with a trip away to Adamawa United who was promoted to the league last season.
Despite preparing for the 2020/2021 season, the Sai Masu Gida were given terrible news after one of their youngsters, Ibrahim Hassan was attacked by Boko Haram terrorist on his way to Maiduguri.
The youngster nicknamed Messi is playing for the Kano Pillars Jnr side and is a product of Ahmed Yusuf Fresh Foundation.
Nicknamed after the best footballer in the world because of his incredible dribbling skills and tactical awareness on the pitch, the youngster was quickly rushed to the hospitals and was treated.
The extent of how leg he will be out was not stated but it is definite he won’t be able to start the 2020/2021 season with Kano Pillars.
Aside from the upcoming NPFL season, Kano Pillars will begin to quest to win continental glory with a clash with Senegalese side, ASC Jaraaf coming next month.