BEVERLY HILLS, June 02, (THEWILL) – Three soldiers attached to the son of former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), have reportedly died in a car crash along Minna-Suleja highway on Monday.
The deceased were among the four soldiers escorting the eldest son of Nigeria’s former military President, Mohammed, who was travelling with his family from Minna, Niger State to Abuja, when the accident occurred.
The leading escort vehicle had a head-on collision with a fully-loaded truck conveying tomatoes and coming from the opposite direction.
The three soldiers died on the spot.
The crash occurred around Malam Karo, about 2 kilometres to the NNPC Depot in Maje, inbound Suleja, Niger State.
The names of the deceased were given as Afolabi, Jibrin and Tanko.
The fourth soldier was said to be badly injured, with reports saying he was rushed to the emergency centre of the National Hospital in Abuja.
The four soldiers were driving in a separate SUV escorting the Mohammed and his family, who rode in a different car at the rear.