President Goodluck Jonathan’s office has just issued a statement mourning the death of police officers who died this afternoon in an helicopter crash.
In the statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, the president described “the accident as unfortunate and a temporary setback especially at this time that all security forces are making concerted efforts to guarantee security throughout the country.”
Read full statement below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT JONATHAN MOURNS DEATH OF SENIOR POLICE OFFICERSPresident Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with utmost sadness the tragic news of the death of senior police officers in a helicopter crash today in Jos, Plateau State.The President described the accident as unfortunate and a temporary setback especially at this time that all security forces are making concerted efforts to guarantee security throughout the country.President Jonathan commiserated with the families of the bereaved and the Police High Command, urging them to take consolation in the fact that these fine officers died in the course of national assignment.The President prayed that Almighty God will accept the souls of the deceased and grant the nation the fortitude to bear this national loss . Reuben AbatiSpecial Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President.March 14, 2012