Former President Goodluck Jonathan has escaped death by the whiskers in a fatal accident within the vicinity of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. Two police officers attached to him were, however, not that lucky, as they both died in the process, while two other officers sustained severe injuries in the accident which involved a car conveying the security attachés.
Revealing this in a statement in Abuja, Wednesday, Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said the former president was deeply shocked and saddened over the unfortunate incident, especially the tragic death of the police escorts.
He said Jonathan described the incident as painful and heart-rending, adding that the sudden death of the two security details has thrown him into deep mourning.
While identifying the deceased as Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, the former President described them as fine officers who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.
“The Office of the Former President has offered condolences to the families of the bereaved and the Police High Command, praying God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and bless their families and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss”, Eze noted./SHARE THIS