Ex-Super Eagles star Tijani Babangida, wife, son hospitalized after collision with trailer, brother dies

Former Super Eagles player, Tijani Babangida, his wife and son have been hospitalized after an auto crash that claimed the life of his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist, was the one driving when he rammed into a moving trailer along Kaduna -Zaria Road on Thursday, May 9.

The Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), Emmanuel Babayaro, confirmed the accident saying that both Babangida and his wife are currently receiving treatment at the Shika Hospital in Zaria.

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

“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,” he stated.

The accident happened while they were on their way to Zaria from Kaduna. His brother Babangida died on the spot from the accident. The accident happened today (Thursday) this afternoon and his wife was also involved in the accident.

“He is currently admitted at Shika Hospital in Zaria, where he is receiving treatment and to the glory of God he is conscious,” he added.

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