The poor state of security on Nigerian roads this morning reared its ugly head as armed men attacked the bus conveying players and officials of Sunshine Stars of Akure to Benin City for a league game with Bendel Insurance.
The blood thirsty armed men shot sporadically at the vehicle along the Ore-Benin road, causing serious injuries to a ball boy, players, and officials.
Chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria, Chief Okey Kpalukwu, described the incident as unfortunate.
“The news of armed men attack on Sunshine Stars team came to me as shock, but we thank God that no life was lost. This has once again brought to the forefront the poor security situation in our country, and something has to be done urgently by our government, especially at this time of the year.