Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday.
His death was announced by the NFF on its official Twitter account.
Abubakar’s remains are being taken to Kaduna for burial where he will buried.
“Shocking, devastating & tragic news about the killing of @thenff’s head of protocol Ibrahim Abubakar by armed robbers this morning in Abuja.
“May God comfort Ibrahim Abubakar’s family, friends and colleagues on this tragic, untimely loss. My heart is so heavy.”