World soccer governing body, FIFA, has expressed dismay at the news of football fans in Nigeria killed in an explosion while watching the World Cup match on Tuesday.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter described the incident as “terrible” for the game. He also preached that the sport should be seen as a tool to “unite people.”
“Terrible to read of fatalities and injuries in Nigeria, where fans were watching the WorldCup. Football should unite people, not divide them,” stated Blatter via his Twitter account yesterday.
On Tuesday, at least 14 people were believed to have been killed in a blast in Tsamiya Lilo area in Damaturu, Yobe State.
Scores were left injured in the wake of the blast as they were watching a World Cup game between Brazil and Mexico at a football viewing centre at about 8pm local time.
It is believed that the explosion went off from a parked tricycle near the viewing centre.
Police in Yobe State have confirmed the incident that took place on Tuesday.
In 2010, about 74 people were killed in two separate explosions in Kampala, Uganda, while watching the FIFA World Cup.
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