One of the police escorts to Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has lost his life in a motorcycle accident, while on duty with the vice president.
The escort, Ali Gomina, a police inspector, died in the crash along the expressway to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Friday.
Gomina, 45, was escorting the vice president on an official trip, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr Laolu Akande.
“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, hard-working 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.,” Amanda stated.