Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was returning from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Wednesday when the accident happened.
Although the former president escaped death, and is said to be now safe in his Abuja home, two of his aides died in the accident.
In a statement signed by the Ex-president’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan noted with sadness that the deceased, Inspectors Ibrahim Abazi and Yakubu Toma, were fine officers who were dedicated to their duties and service to the nation.
“Two other officers sustained injuries in the accident which involved a car conveying the security men. They were rushed to a hospital in Abuja where they are responding to treatment,” the statement reads.
“The office of the former President has offered condolences to the families of the bereaved and the Police High Command.
“Dr. Jonathan prayed God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and bless their families and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss.”