Former President Goodluck Jonathan was on Wednesday evening involved in an auto crash in Abuja which claimed the lives of two his aides.
One of his aides, who confirmed the accident, said Jonathan was fine and okay.As of the time of filing this story, the former president was said to be at home.
The accident occurred when the ECOWAS Special Envoy was on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to his residence in Abuja.
In a statement by the former president’s special adviser (Media & Publicity) Ikechukwu Eze, he expressed deep sadness over the unfortunate tragic death of the two police officers attached to him.
“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 God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and bless their families and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss.”