How I escaped death, lost 2 aides in auto crash – Jonathan reveals, mourns
On Wednesday, Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan narrowly escaped death after he was involved in an auto crash in Abuja, TopNaija reports.
The accident claimed the lives of two of his aides and one of his aides was quoted as saying that the former president was fine and back home.
The accident reportedly happened while Jonathan was on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to his residence in Abuja.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ikechukwu Eze, said the former President mourning the two police officers who lost their lives described the incident as painful and heart-rending. Jonathan disclosed that two other officers who sustained injuries are responding to treatments at the hospital.
He added that the deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were fine officers, who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.
Part of the statement reads, “Two other officers sustained injuries in the accident which involved a car conveying the security men.
“They were rushed to hospital in Abuja where they are responding to treatment.”
Jonathan sent condolences to the families of the bereaved and the police high command.
The former President 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.