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Nigerian National League side Osun United team attacked by robbers

Nigerian National League side Osun United team attacked by robbers

- Nigerian National League side Osun United have been attacked by Robbers

- Some players and coaches have been rushed to the general hospital in Ondo-town

- The team were on their way returning from Calabar to Osogbo after a match

Nigerian National League side Osun United were reportedly attacked by robbers on Tuesday night, June 6, 2017 at the Ore/Ondo/Akure Expressway.

According to reports, 18 players and 10 officials of the team were in a 32-seater coaster bus as they were returning from Calabar to Osogbo where they were defeated by Unicem Rovers on Monday, May 5, at the U.J Esuene Stadium.

Nigerian National League side Osun United team attacked by robbers

Osun United players pose before a match

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Reports reaching NAIJ.com says that the team bus developed clutch problem as they were coming back from Calabar.

NAIJ.com can confirm that there was no life lost due to the incident but the most injured casualty was the team bus driver as he was rushed into the emergency unit of the General Hospital in Ondo-town.

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The Omoluabi Giants goalkeeper Ayo Ojo and Olabisi Olagunju were also brutalized as they were butchered by the gun-men.

Team coach Duke Udi explained how the incident happened as he confirmed the news.

He said: “We were on our way to Oshogbo from Calabar, before we ran into the hands of the robbers who barricaded the Ore/Ondo/Akure road.

"One of them forced the door open and they were asking for money and valuables. We (players and officials) suffered varying degrees of wound as the robbers raided us."

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“We thank Almighty God that there was no life lost. It could have been worse. I still thank God for sparing our lives,” he added.

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