Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s house, on Monday afternoon attacked by four armed robbers who made away with valuable items and assaulted the father.
This was was confirmed by the Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who said the hoodlums took “valuable items including a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash.”
Onazi’s father also reported to have been assaulted by the robbers, after they gained entry into their home in Jos, Plateau State.
The player has reacted to the incident and revealed that the thieves left a message saying that, “this is a first in a series of attacks” they will carry out on his household.
Onazi added: “Those robbers came, pretending they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1.40pm on Monday, as soon as he collected their fake letter and asked where it was coming from they swooped on him, tied his hands, beat him up, inflicting machete cuts on him in the process.
The family have already reported the incident to the police, while Onazi’s father has been discharged from the hospital.
“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I( Onazi) will be their target the next time.
“Those guys took their time to take some valuable materials including a car and some cash but I am thankful to God they didn’t do more than that.”