Vice 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.
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.
The Chief Imam of the Abuja Mosque led in a short prayer for the repose of the soul of the departed
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.
Captain 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.