LMC Statement

• It must be pointed out that the initial reports on the incident emanating from both clubs and match officials are at variance and conflicting

The League Management Company has been engaging the relevant authorities in respect to the unsavoury incident that occurred within the city of katsina after the MatchDay 15 NPFL match in Katsina between Katsina United and Kano Pillars.

We are still awaiting the on-the- spot report from relevant authorities on the breach of public order in Katsina City said to be associated with rival fans of Katsina United and Kano Pillars.

As the incident allegedly happened after the match within the city, the LMC is awaiting the report from the Police authorities and other protocols such as identification of the culprits, and medical reports of the three persons reportedly injured to enable us have an informed opinion on the actions to be taken not just to sanction the perpetrators but to set out strategy and corrective actions to eliminate this dangerous rivalry between the fans of the two clubs to avoid future accurance

It must be pointed out that the initial reports on the incident emanating from both clubs and match officials are at variance and conflicting. In the circumstance, a Police report is absolutely necessary to help establish the veracity of the various accounts and bearing on the case of the reported breach of public peace.

Meanwhile, the LMC is also reviewing various reports put out in the social media by both clubs in the aftermath of the game with a view to curtailing reckless and inaccurate accounts of events in the NPFL.