The Presidency has announced the death of a police escort attached to the convoy of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, after suffering an accident on the way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, revealed that the incident occurred on Friday.
The statement said: “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.”
Mr Gomina is survived by wife, children and relatives.
This latest tragedy is coming in the wake of the alleged attack on President Muhammadu Buhari during a trip to Kebbi State.
A young man, Mohammed Jamilu Gunddare, on Friday reacted to reports of his attempted attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi State.
Gunddare was reported to have attempted an attack president during the Argungu Festival in Kebbi State after a video of him charging towards Buhari surfaced online.
The Presidency, however, denied the report, saying that Bello only wanted to take a selfie with the President.
Addressing journalists on the incident, Gunddare said he was only excited and eager to have a handshake with President Buhari.
Gunddare while dismissing claims that he was detained by the Department of State Services, DSS, stated that he admired President Buhari very much, He said: “I was emotionally attached to his outstanding virtues of honesty and craved to shake him.
“I am alive and the DSS never tortured me; nobody ever tortured me, I was well cared for and given food.”