Kaduna Governor, Gen Azazi, others feared dead in helicopter crash


2A military helicopter carrying Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa and the immediate past National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi plus four others crashed this afternoon in the creeks of Bayelsa State.

Yakowa, Azazi and several other politicians attended the burial of the father of the Special Adviser to President Jonathan, Oronto Douglas in Bayelsa this afternoon and several helicopters were hired to transport the dignitaries to and from the event.

The helicopter conveying Yakowa, Azazi and others is believed to have crashed between 4:30 this evening around swampy Okoroba Community at Nembe local government Area of Bayelsa state. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Authority say they are still looking for the helicopter.

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