UPDATE on Yemi Osinbajo helicopter crash: VP Senior Special Assistant, Akande, speaks

Osinbajo-helicopter Crash in Kabba, Kogi

Last updated on February 10th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the health condition of the his boss a few minutes the chopper carrying his crew crash-landed in Kogi State.

Laolu Akande tweeted “We give all the glory to God, our able protector and commend all the Flight Crew officials for their service. We are marching on for indeed we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us!” he tweeted

The helicopter carrying Vice-President Osinbajo and members of his team reportedly crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state.

This was made known by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity.

The vice-president is safe.

“VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State,” Akande said via Twitter.

It would be recalled that Osinbajo escaped similar  incidence in June 2018, a chopper that was to convey him from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada in Abuja, was forced to land, few seconds after take off on Thursday.

Osinbajo was in the school for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants.

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The chopper had earlier taken the Vice President to the college for the ceremony.  It was learned that while taking off, it could not ascend beyond the tree level, before it emitted thick smoke and landed on the same spot a few seconds after take off.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, had already departed from the venue with their respective convoys, when the incident happened.

Osinbajo later left the college by road, Vanguard had reported.

The cause of the accident was unknown at the time of publishing this report, we’ll keep you updated.

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