Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bayelsa United captain shot dead

Just hours after Abiel Tabor helped his team to win the Nigerian Premier League. Abiel Tabor was driving home after celebrating the victory when his car was approached by armed robbers near the town of Oleh, in southern Nigeria's Delta state. He was shot dead as  he tried to drive away from the gunmen.

Tabor had 3 other passengers in the car with him. They were on their way to visit Tabor's family after winning the title.

This tragedy comes a few weeks after two other Bayelsa players were killed. Bayelsa is one of the states in the oil-producing region of Niger Delta where this sort of violence has unfortunately become common place.

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