Abuja - Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice President Namadi Sambo, Malam Umar Sani, on Sunday announced the death of Capt. Yusuf Sabo Sambo, the immediate junior brother to the Vice President.
Sani, who made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja, said the deceased died as a result of a fatal motor accident on Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja.
The statement said that until his death, the deceased was a pilot, who worked with the former Nigerian Airways and the Presidential Air Fleet, before retiring to be on his own.
It stated that the late Capt. Sambo, who was born in 1956, died at the age of 58 years and was survived by his wife, three daughters, 10 brothers and sisters.
“He has since been buried at the Apo cemetery, Abuja according to Islamic rites.”
“He was buried in the presence of former military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and several other dignitaries and sympathisers,” the statement said.
The statement said President Goodluck Jonathan was at the Aguda House residence of the Vice President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to personally condole him over the sad event.
“May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and Almighty Allah grant him Aljannah Firdausi,”the statement said.
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