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Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

VP Sambo loses brother in auto crash in Abuja

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Capt Yusuf Sabo Sambo autocrashSenior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Malam Umar Sani, yesterday 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.

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. (NAN)

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