Former Chairman of Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) Otunba Akinsola Akinbobola has Commiserated with Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Bamidele Ologunloluwa, the Ondo State Football Association, players and officials of Sunshine Stars Football Club and the club supporters club over the callous attack on the team bus.
Sunshine Stars had been attacked by suspected kidnappers on their ways to honour Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL Matchday 13 game against Bendel insurance F.C on Thursday 7th December, 23 along Ore – Benin express way.
Akinbobola in a statement signed by his media assistant, Seun Adetayo and made available to newsmen in Akure thanked God that no life was lost in the dastardly attack.
While praying for the quickest recovery of the injured players and officials, he called on governments at all levels to device a holistic means with a view to tighten the security apparatus in the country.
He charged security agencies to swing swiftly into action and ensure that perpetrators of this evil act is brought to book.
Sports, especially football has always been regarded as a unifying factor that brings all and sundry together irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination, saying it is horrific that such sector has now become the target of men of the underworld.
On this note, i joined my voice with other men of good conscience to call on our governments to as a matter of urgency declare state of emergency on the country’s security sector.
Otunba Akinbobola admonished the league regulators to push forward Sunshine Stars matches in other to give them space to psycologically get healed of this traumatic experience.