Mohammed Babangida, the son of the former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, narrowly escaped death on Monday evening when his convoy ran into a trailer loaded with tomatoes along Minna-Suleja highway.
Three of the security guards, all soldiers died in the accident after their black Prado jeep had a head-on collision with the trailer traveling in an opposite direction.
Babangida, who was heading to Abuja for an engagement was said to be in a Honda space bus with other members of his family behind the security vehicle.
Although no member of the Babangida family was hurt, three of the security personnel in the SUV died on the spot while one is seriously injured and currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital in Abuja.
However, the detail of how the accident occurred is still very sketchy, a witness told our correspondent that the bad portion of the dual carriage highway at Mallam Karu village where all vehicles divert to one lane was responsible for the head-on collision between the trailer and the convoy.
Sympathizers have continued to troop into the uphill mansion of the former Military President over the unfortunate development.