Vice President Sambo’s Brother Dies In Autocrash As Car Hit A Tree


Sabo-Sambo-Auto-Crash-300x167Vice President Sambo’s Brother Dies In Autocrash As Car Hit A Tree-Captain Sabo Sambo, Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo’s  immediate younger brother died on Sunday in an auto accident

The crash occurred on the airport road in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when the car he was driving  veered off the airport road in Abuja, hitting a tree before exploding and instantly killing the former pilot who was reportedly the only passenger in the car.

Captain Sambo, 60, who was one of the finest pilots Nigeria has produced.

The news of the tragedy was conveyed to the Vice president who was just arriving from an official visit to Tanzania.

Sources said Captain Sabo  was on his way to catch a flight when he had a Tyre burst. His car was said to have skidded off the road and  hit a tree, the impact of which caused an explosion in the car. It bust into a flames.

In his condolence message, President Goodluck Jonathan who immediately paid him a visit described the death as a very tragic one, coming at a time the country still needed the services the old Nigeria Airways Pilot.

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.

Sympathisers and mourners many of whom were  friends and well-wishers gathered at the Vice President’s residence to console him on the tragic loss.

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 country.

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.

SAMBO 1_0Captain Sambo was an expert in the flying of  Boeing 737 aircrafts as implied on his profile on linkedin. He later became the CEO of  Manyata Engineering Services Ltd an aviation consultancy business he started 7 years ago.