Lobi Stars Football Club Team bus, was on Monday night gutted down by fire, a few kilometers to Makurdi , the Benue State Capital, with the players and Team Officials on board.
The unfortunate incident happened after the Players and club officials were returning back to the state from Illorin, Kwara State capital, where the Benue Boys achieved a 1-0 victory against Kwara United in the NPFL 2019/2020 Match Day 22.
According to information released by the Club’s Media Officer, Mr Austin Tyowua, the unfortunate incidence occurred as a result of an auto electrical fault that sparked up the fire, leaving the vehicle in flames.
The information also indicated that although there was no life lost in the inferno, some players sustained injuries as they tried to escape from the bus, but the injured players are currently receiving medical attention in Makurdi.
“Though no life was lost to the glory of God, there was colossal losses in property as all the contents of the vehicle were burnt. The players that sustained injuries in the course of trying to escape through unconventional exits are receiving medical attention.
“The management enjoined the players to put back the incidence behind them and wear a renewed focus to their ambition of winning the league,” the statement concluded.
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