Martins reveals gun terror

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Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has revealed he was nearly killed by masked gunmen on a recent trip home to Nigeria.

Martins and a friend were surrounded at a petrol station on Monday night in Lagos when shots were fired, leaving the former Internazionale star fearing for his life.

The Nigeria international is now in Italy recovering from his ordeal and has been given the green light from doctors, much to the relief of Newcastle fans.

Martins now fears he will not be able to return home for some time and has hinted his international career may be on hold until his safety can be guaranteed.

"They weren’t there to rob me but to finish me off," he told the Sun. "I thought I was going to die.

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