The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday confirmed the death of two aides of former President Goodluck Jonathan and the hospitalisation of two others in an auto crash involving the convoy of the former president in Abuja.
The incident happened when Jonathan was said to be coming from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and heading towards his residence in Abuja.
However, confirming the accident on Wedneday, FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, said apart from the aides that died, two other aides were also rushed to the National Hospital in Abuja after they sustained various degrees of injuries.
The FRSC also said the former president was not injured as the car he was in was not part of the ones that crashed.
Jonathan was later seen at the National Hospital after the incident before he eventually returned to his residence.
Meanwhile, Dr Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of two police officers attached to him in the road crash.
The former president, who described the incident as painful and heart-rending, stated that the sudden death of the two security details had thrown him into deep mourning.
In a statement, Ikechukwu Eze, Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said the former president 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.
According to him, 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”, Eze said.
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