The incident occurred at about 1:15pm around Abaji axis some 60 kilometers from Abuja. They were dispossessed of their personal belongings, including pocket money and mobile phones.
The team was on its way to Owerri to honour the 2014/15 Glo premier league opening game against Heartland FC slated for March 7.
Nigeria Super Eagles fringe player and Kano Pillars FC marksman, Gambo Mohammed and four others are now receiving medical attentions in Lokoja following the attack.
Five players namely Gambo Mohammed, Adamu Murtala and Otekpa Eneji, Reuben Ogbonnnaya and Ekpai Moses Ubong were shot by the armed bandits were receiving treatment in a government hospital in Lokoja, Daily Trust learnt.
The General Manager of the club, Alhaji Babangida Umar confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.
He said the other players have been ordered to return to Kano and the League Management Company has been notified of the incident.
Daily Trust further leant that the Kano state government was planning to move the injured players to a better medical facility outside Lokoja.
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