Terror attacks dampen Nigerians’ 2014 World Cup spirit

2014-06-15 15:00

The Nigerian state of Adamawa has reportedly banned all planned public viewings of matches from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over fears of militant bomb attacks.

The Super Eagles will get their South American adventure up and running against Iran tomorrow, with the team’s supporters back home eagerly anticipating a deep run from the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions.

However, concerns over terrorist attacks focused on football fans attending what had initially been set out as planned viewing areas has seen the state stay on the side of caution.

The decision comes just one week after a car bomb killed 18 people watching a football match on television at a centre in Adamawa.

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