Ibrahim Babangida Is Dead

Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida narrowly cheated death with his wife and son in an auto crash that claim the life of his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida on Thursday.


The Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist, who was said to be the one driving ran into a moving trailer along Kaduna -Zaria Road when the accident occurred.


However, confirming the accident on Thursday in a statement issued by the General Secretary of the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), Emmanuel Babayaro, said that both Babangida and wife are currently receiving treatment at the Shika Hospital in Zaria.

Former Super Eagles Player, Ibrahim Babangida Is Dead

However, only Ibrahim Babangida died in the auto accident, while others who were with him were taken to the hospital, where they are responding to treatment.

Tijani is president of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN).

According to The Nation, a statement by the General Secretary of (PFAN), Emmanuel Babayaro, confirmed Ibrahim died in the crash.

“Comrades! Let us be in prayers for our president, Tijani Babangida, who just had a ghastly motor accident along the Kaduna-Zaria Eoad.

“Ibrahim Babangida, his younger brother, died on the spot from the accident while Mr President (Babangida) and his family were taken to the hospital.

“May the soul of Ibrahim Babangida Rest In Peace with God, amen,” Babayaro announced.

Meanwhile, a commander of the agro-ranger of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, identified as Mike Ode, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Truetells Nigeria learnt that the incident happened at Shaapera community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue state.

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Speaking to Punch on the incident, the deceased’s uncle, Nicholas Ode, said that his brother was brutally killed in Shaapera village in Gwer West LGA on Monday, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the morgue of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

Confirming the tragic incident, the NSCDC Command Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Corps, Mike Ejelikwu, said that the personnel’s death would not deter the command from performing its constitutional mandate of providing security for every law-abiding citizen in the state.

According to Ejelikwe, the deceased was killed during a gun duel with the bandits, adding that there was heavy casualty on the part of the bandits.


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