Benin-Ore road: Gunmen attack Sunshine Stars bus, ball boy shot, players, others injured

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Unknown gunmen on Thursday attacked vehicle of Sunshine Stars football Club of Akure, killing the bus boy while team manager, Seun Betiku, many players and officials were severely injured.

The vehicle was attacked along Benin-Ore highway while the team was on their way to Benin for a Nigeria Premier Football League match day 13 against Bendel Insurance of Benin.

The attack on the Sunshine Stars Footbal Club official vehicle was confirmed by Media Officer, Michael Akintunde via a statement.

He said those injured in the attack have been hospitalized.

He also confirmed that the ball boy of the team was shot while the Team Manager, Seun Betiku, and other club officials injured have been taken to a nearby hospital.

“It’s saddened our heart to inform Nigerians, especially football lovers that out team was attacked few minutes ago along Ore-Benin Expressway to honour an a tie, against Insurance of Benin, scheduled for this weekend.

“Our ball boy was shot in the horrible attack, our team manager and other club officials including players are seriously injured.

“It took the intervention of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps that helped rescue the injured officials and the shot individual to a nearby hospital.

“We hope you join us in prayers,” the statement concluded,” the Sunshine Stars FC media officer said.


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