The bus caught fire
In what will come across as a rather shocking development, a bus carrying Nigerian footballers has gone up in flames.
The bus in which Wikki Tourists players and officials were traveling, burst into flames on Thursday morning.
They were on their way to Uyo for their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Dakkada FC.
The sad incident was confirmed by Wikki players on Twitter.
The cause of the fire outbreak was not immediately ascertained.
The bus, however, did lose two tyres at Hawan Kibo, a town near Jos, Plateau State just before the fire started and the players got out of the bus.
Following goalless draws against Lobi Stars and Sunshine Stars in their last two NPFL fixtures, Usman Abd’Allah’s men were looking forward to ending their uninspiring form against the Akwa Ibom-based team.
After 10 rounds of matches in the current campaign, Wikki Tourists occupy 10th spot in the log having gathered 13 points.