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The convoy of Nigeria’s Vice President was involved in an accident in Abuja

The convoy of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, was involved in an accident in Abuja on Friday.

And a police escort rider attached to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, died in the accident.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, confirmed that the the accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as Prof Osinbajo was on his way to a scheduled trip.

He said the vice president was on his way to catch a flight to Lagos when his convoy crashed killing a police escort attached to him.

He noted that Prof Osinbajo is saddened by the death of Inspector Ali Gomina, 45, and has aborted the scheduled trip.

Describing Inspector Gomina, VP Osinbajo was quoted saying the officer was “a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who will be greatly missed by the team.

“He is survived by his wife, children and relatives.”

In February, Mr Osinbajo celebrated one year of his survival with 11 others in a helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State, as he campaigned for the 2019 general elections.

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