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General Azazi & Governor Yakowa’ Helicopter Crash Death: PDP Releases Official Statement

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General Azazi & Governor Yakowa’ Helicopter Crash Death: PDP Releases Official Statement

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Dec 15, 2012 – General Azazi & Governor Yakowa’ Helicopter Crash Death: PDP Releases Official Statement

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nigeria’s current ruling party has released an official statement over the death of Governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa and former NSA(National Security Adviser), General Andrew Azazi.

The party expressed shock over the demise of the two top dignitaries who lost their lives at Ogbia creek located in Okoroba village in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State during an Helicopter crash that occurred around 4:45pm on Saturday afternoon.

The two and their helicopter crew died instantly when the helicopter busted inflames and crashed into the aforementioned creek.

Here is an official statement from PDP:
“The nation has lost a great patriot who in about two years in saddle as the Governor of Kaduna State demonstrated an unyielding capacity in wielding together varying fragile interests. He rendered quality stewardship to his people. Even in the face of daunting security challenges, nothing came close to compromising his iron cast resolve and faith that the phase must certainly pass. It is unfortunate that the nation has lost him at this critical curve in our national history.”

“On behalf of the National Executive Committee and other members of the PDP, the National Chairman of our great Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur wishes to condole with the government and the people of Kaduna State as well as the family of late Governor Yakowa on this very painful loss. Your tear is our broken heart!”

“We wish to also send our heart felt condolence to the family of General Azazi as well as to the families of other Nigerians involved in the unfortunate crash. We beseech God to give them the strength to withstand this harshest sting of the painful loss of dear ones.”

Chief Olisa Metuh

National Publicity Secretary.

May their souls rest in perfect peace!



  1. Rip.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:01 PM


  2. frank

    December 15, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    It’s painful to lose leaders in this manner help us lord.

  3. Ifeoluwa A Eyinla

    December 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    we lost a good Nigerian, we love u guys but God loves u better

  4. faruq

    December 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    It’s actually painfull missn the two (azazi n yakuwa) at a spot….I condole on b1/2 of maslf N ma people.

  5. abrams

    December 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM


  6. Ola

    December 16, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    Adieu! Why are d mighty fallen in Nigeria when d evil ones are active in their evil acts. God have mercy on us


    December 16, 2012 at 6:07 AM


  8. dewizardz

    December 16, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    Good road is the way out.r.i.p.

  9. Clark

    December 16, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    Death cud b so painful xpecialy wen it gets close 2 one.
    May d families & nigerians take solace in God evn as dey RIP

  10. mulikatcardoso

    December 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    this 2 men are some of the good leaders we have at this moment, RIP.ur hands is clean and ur heart is clean in Nigerian problem.

  11. Helen philips

    December 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    God knows Best.

  12. Obanisola Olaniyi

    December 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    It’s so sad to loose patrotic nigerians in dis manner.RIP(YAKOWA&AZAZI)

  13. Faith

    December 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Am speechless. Wot a painful incident!

  14. bruno

    December 16, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Nigerians are very emotional people that like to pursue shadows and do not stop to reason clearly. One would not want to make comments on the crash issue until more light is thrown on what made the chopper to burst into flames mid-air. I just hope the findings would be real and truthful and not cooked. But there are vital questions to be answered by relevant bodies directly involved in this unfolding drama involving Nigerian Navy choppers.
    1. What was the air worthiness of the chopper like.
    2. What was the operational rating of the flight officers involved?
    3. Nigerian Navy choppers have been involved in one crash too many.
    4. The use of military chopper in the midst of private commercial choppers in operation in that terrain to transport dignitaries on private condolence visit is irregular.
    5. who authorised the release of the Navy chopper?
    6. Was it a private arrangment by Nigerian Navy high command in return for political or financial favours?
    7. Was the Navy chopper under ground to air missile attack as the statement by the PDP said it burst into flame mid flight?
    8. Following the conspiracy theory, was this a deliberate political elimination act and by whom?
    9. weighing the political balance of terror in the country I had in a security seminar organized for church security operatives in october this year, somewhere in Lagos advised that the President should be desuaded from taking chopper flights. And the President is in the same ascendency equation with the late Kaduna state governor.
    10. Following the uncemonious exit of the late ex-NSA Gen Azazi from office following unpalatable expossies made by him against the ruling PDP over the issue of Boko Haram, one with a keen sense of security should have been sceptical about putting all those eggs in one small basket.
    11. May their souls rest in peace is a belated prayer for deaceased Christians if they were not born again while alive, as no prayer suffices for the souls of dead Christians. After death comes judgment. That is why we should live right as Christians.
    let me stop here until more light is thrown on the incident by the relevant authorities, if only they can be truthful.

  15. yakz

    December 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM


  16. Obalo Stephen

    December 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    May their souls rest in peace.

  17. Jacob Cocodia

    December 20, 2012 at 6:18 AM

    May soul Rest In Peace

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