Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the tragic death of two police officers attached to him.
The deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were in the convoy of the ex-President when the fleet of cars was involved in a road crash on Wednesday around the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja airport.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan paid tribute to the deceased officers, saying they were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.
The statement was titled, ‘Jonathan Mourns Two Police Officers Killed In Auto Crash’.
According to the statement, the former President described the incident as “painful and heart-rending”, adding that the sudden death of the two security details has thrown him into “deep mourning”.
“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 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,” the statement added.