It has been reported that a vehicle in the convoy of former President Goodluck Jonathan was involved in a ghastly accident on Wednesday, and about two people were confirmed dead, while two others, who are policemen, were injured.
According to reports, the accident occurred around the Bill Clinton Drive area of the Federal Capital Territory around 4.30 pm, as Jonathan was on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to his residence in Abuja.
However, the former president reportedly came out unhurt, while those who sustained injuries were rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja
Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Commission Corps’ Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, reportedly stated, “It was his (Jonathan’s) convoy. Nothing happened to him and his car was not involved in the accident.”
He added, “The vehicles in his convoy had a bash and two persons died, two others are at the National Hospital and are recuperating. Seven cars were, however, involved in the accident.”
Reacting to the accident, Jonathan had reportedly described the death of two policemen attached to him as unfortunate.
This was reportedly disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ikechukwu Eze.
The statement read, “The former President, who described the incident as painful and heart-rending, stated that the sudden death of the two security details has thrown him into deep mourning.”
It also disclosed, “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.”