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EKO HOT BLOG reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday was involved in a ghastly auto accident in Abuja.
No fewer than two persons were said to have died in the accident and two others who are police officers were seriously injured.
This online media platform gathered that one of the vehicles over sped and rammed into another.
The accident occurred around the Bill Clinton Drive area of the Federal Capital Territory around 4:30 pm.
The former president was “fine and okay,” one of Jonathan’s aides, who did not want his name in print, told Leadership Newspaper.
Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, said two other aides of the former president were undergoing treatment also at the National Hospital, Abuja, after sustaining various degrees of injury.
After the incident, Jonathan was later spotted at the National Hospital where he went to ensure proper care for both the dead and the injured.
He expressed sadness over the death of two police officers attached to him.
The statement reads: “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 carrying 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” the statement noted.
Reacting to reports of the former president’s involvement in an accident, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar thanked God for sparing the life of Jonathan during the auto crash.
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“But it is heart wrenching that he lost two of his aides to the auto accident. I console the immediate families of the deceased as well as President Jonathan. May the souls of the departed Rest In Peace.”
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