A nephew of Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi was shot and killed in a robbery attempt on Friday in Kaduna.Tekimbe Amokachi was minding the business premises of his uncle, Daniel's father when the robbers attacked.
Unknown to the 21-year-old Tekimbe, the hoodlums were armed, and as he chased after them, he was shot in the thigh at point-blank range with a shot gun.
He died from the bleeding a few hours later.
A distraught Amokachi was forced to put the tragedy behind him to help new boss Stephen Keshi with his first official assignment.
"It was really sad for me to hear about it. The incident happened on Friday and my father is really feeling it as Tekimbe was the one who was always around to run little errands and take care of him," Amokachi said.
"It is a big tragedy for me, because he was more like a brother as he has been with us for so long.
"But I had to get myself together and focus on helping the chief coach in his first match. "It is a sacrifice I have to make for my country."
Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Aminu Lawal, confirmed the killing of Tekimbe, saying investigations were on to find the killers.
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