Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken out about the tragedy that occurred in Abuja on Wednesday evening involving his convoy.
Jonathan was returning home from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when the sad tragedy occurred, according to Shauntv.
In a statement sent on his behalf by his spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, the former president Goodluck Jonathan stated two police officers perished instantaneously in the tragedy that occurred within the airport.
He stated the collision included a car transporting him and his security team, and that two other cops were injured.
Goodluck Jonathan called the situation as “sad,” but said that the police who died were “committed to service.”
“Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed great sorrow over the terrible loss of two of his police officers in a traffic accident today near the Abuja airport, while on his way out of the airport.”
“The abrupt loss of the two security details has plunged him into great sadness,” said the former President, who characterized the situation as “painful and heartbreaking.”
“With grief, Jonathan stated that the dead, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were great officials who were committed to their jobs and devotion to the country.”
“The collision, which included a car transporting the security guys, injured two additional cops.” They were taken to an Abuja hospital, where they are undergoing treatment.
“The previous President’s office has expressed condolences to the departed families and the Police High Command.”
Jonathan prayed to God to grant the departed’s souls everlasting peace and to bless their families and the nation with the strength to bear the loss,” according to the statement.