SAD NEWS Vice President, Sambo Younger Brother Dies In Fatal Car Accident [PHOTO]
One of Nigeriaâ€™s finest pilots, Captain
Sabo Sambo, died on Sunday in an auto
accident on the airport road in the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Captain Sambo, 60, was the younger
brother to the Vice President, Namadi
He was on his way to catch a flight when
his tire punctured. His car was said to
have hit a tree and went up in flames.
In his condolence message, President
Goodluck Jonathan described the death
as a very tragic one, coming at a time
the country still needed the services of
He prayed that God would grant his soul
eternal rest and asked the Vice
President, the family, the government
and people of Kaduna State to bear the
loss with fortitude.
The Vice President was away in
Tanzania on an official visit when the
news broke that the younger brother
had passed on.
The burial had already taken place
according to Islamic rites.
Many friends and well-wishers
gathered at the Vice Presidentâ€™s
residence to console him on the tragic
Among those who came to condole him
were President Goodluck Jonathan, the
First Lady, Mrs patience Jonathan and
many other government officials
The Chief Imam of the Abuja Mosque led
in a short prayer for the repose of the
soul of the departed
Vice President Sambo described his
brother, whom he said had gone back to
God, as one of the best pilots in the
Captain Sambo was a retired Air Force
Pilot and had served with the
Presidential Air Fleet before moving
into private practice.
The prayer is that God will grant him
eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
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