Mr. Sambo has been buried.
Vice President Namadi Sambo’s immediate younger brother, Yusuf Sambo, has died in a car crash in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The younger Sambo, a pilot, died in a motor accident along Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja, Sani Umar, a special assistant to the vice president, said in a statement.
Details of the crash were not immediately clear.
Mr. Sambo worked with the defunct Nigerian Airways and later served with the Presidential Air Fleet, before retiring to set up his personal business.
Aged 58, Mr. Sambo is survived by a wife, three daughters, 10 brothers and sisters, and has since been buried at the Apo cemetery, Abuja according to Islamic rites, the statement said.
He was buried in the presence of former military heads of state, Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, and other sympathisers.
President Goodluck Jonathan has called at the Aguda House residence of the Vice President Sambo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to condole him.
The Senate President, David Mark, also condoled with the vice president.