By David Abiola, Abuja
The convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was involved in an accident along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday.
One of the outriders in the convoy of the vice president lost his life in the accident.
The vice-president was on his way to the airport ahead of a flight to Lagos when the incident happened.
The spokesman to the vice president, Laolu Akande, who confirmed the incident 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. He is survived by his wife, children and relatives,” Akande added.