Jonathan breaks silence over aides death in Abuja crash

"Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were fine officers who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation," the statement said.
Jonathan breaks silence over aides death in Abuja crash

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has broken his silence following the death of two of his aides during a fatal car accident in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon.

WuzupNigeria quoting The PUNCH reported that Jonathan was on his way to his Abuja residence when one of the vehicles reportedly over sped and rammed into another car.

Two of his aides died on the spot while two others were rushed to a hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Although the former president was unhurt, he described the incident as heart-rending as he spoke for the first time in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, according to Politics Nigeria.

The statement read; “Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed deep sadness over the unfortunate tragic death of two police officers attached to him, in a road crash today at the vicinity of the Abuja airport, while on his way out of the airport.”

“The former President who described the incident as painful and heart-rending stated that the sudden death of the two security details has thrown him into deep mourning.”

“Dr. Jonathan noted with sadness that the deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were fine officers who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.”

“Two other officers sustained injuries in the accident which involved a car conveying the security men. They were rushed to a hospital in Abuja where they are responding to treatment.”

“The office of the former President has offered condolences to the families of the bereaved and the Police High Command. Dr. Jonathan prayed to God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and bless their families and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss.”

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