Jonathan escapes death as 2 police escorts die in car accident
Former Nigerian President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan escaped death on Wednesday when his convoy was involved in an accident earlier in the day near Abuja airport as it was departing from the airport.
The accident resulted in the loss of two police officers who were attached to him.
Jonathan has since expressed his deep sadness over the tragic and unfortunate death of two police officers attached to him, in a road accident today near Abuja airport, as he was exiting the airport .
The former president, who described the incident as painful and heartbreaking, said the sudden death of the two security guards left him in deep mourning.
Dr. Jonathan noted with sadness that the deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were excellent officers dedicated to their duties and to the service of the nation.
Two other officers were injured in the accident which involved a car carrying the security officers. They were rushed to a hospital in Abuja where they are responding to treatment.
The former president’s office offered condolences to the families of the bereaved and to the police high command.
Dr Jonathan prayed to God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest and to bless their families and the nation with the courage to bear the loss.