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Former President Goodluck Jonathan escapes death in ghastly road accident, two aides confirmed dead

By Suoyo Ekubo 

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, was on Wednesday involved in a fatal auto crash that killed two of his aides.

Jonathan was returning from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when the accident happened.

The former President who is said to have escaped death described the incident as painful and heart-rending stated that the sudden death of the two security officials 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.

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