- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, March 13, lost of his police escorts, Inspector Ali Gomina
- Gomina died in a ghastly accident while carrying out his official duty
- The tragedy took place while the late inspector was on his way to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja
One of the police escorts in the convoy of the vice president of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has been reported dead after the vehicle conveying him was engaged in a fatal accident.
The sad news was revealed by Osinbajo's senior special assistant media and publicity in a state made available to Legit.ng.
The statement read: "With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the vice president's convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, who was involved in a road accident while on official duty today.
"The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The vice president, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has aborted the scheduled trip.
"The vice president described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who will be greatly missed by the team. He is survived by his wife, children and relatives. May his soul rest in peace."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo was thanking God for preserving his life as he marked the one year anniversary of surviving a helicopter crash.
Osinbajo and 11 other persons escaped unscathed from the crash which happened in Kabba, Kogi state.
The management of Caverton helicopters had said unusual weather condition caused the crash. The vice president on Sunday, February 2, 2020, held a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents, Osinbajo described the incident as “an awesome and incredible deliverance.”
"I think that what happened on that occasion was so amazing, so miraculous; 12 of us in a helicopter; the helicopter crashed and not one scratch on any one of us," he said.
The number two man said all he can do is continue to thank God for delivering him and others who were in the helicopter.
“That’s why we are here this morning to just praise God,” he said. Several Nigerians were on social media thanking God for sparing the number two citizen's life.
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