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Gunmen on Thursday attacked the team bus of Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure, injuring some officials and a crew member.

This is contained in a statement by Michael Akintunde, the Media Officer of the club in Abuja.

Akintude said that the incident occurred at about 5.30 p.m. along Ore-Benin Expressway.

He said this was as the team was on their way to honor an Elite League tie against Insurance of Benin, scheduled for Saturday.

“It saddens our hearts to inform Nigerians, especially football lovers that our team was attacked few minutes ago along Ore-Benin Expressway.

“The horrible incident happened to the team as they were on their way to honor an Elite League tie against Insurance of Benin, scheduled for this weekend.

“Our ball boy was shot in the horrible attack.

“Also, our team manager and other club officials including players are seriously injured,” he said.

He said that it took the intervention of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) officers, who rescue and took the injured officials and the individual shot to a nearby hospital.

Akintunde called on all Nigerians and the football family to join them in prayers at this sad and trying times for the football club.

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