Armed robbers on Wednesday evening attacked a popular footballer, Christian Jacob aka Nkita Ara along Umuola road in Aba the commercial city of Abia state.
He was immediately shot dead after he was dispossessed of his mobile phone by his assailants, leaving his lifeless body on the scene.
Christian Jacob until his death played for Enyimba Football Club Aba, Iwuanyanwu National Football club of Owerri, Imo state, FC Sheriff of Moldova and others.
He was said to be one of the fastest wingers during his time at Iwuanyanwu National.
He was single before his death.