SAD NEWS Vice President, Sambo Younger Brother Dies In Fatal Car Accident [PHOTO]

By 08:10 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 Comments

One of Nigeria’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

Captain Sambo.

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 President’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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