Dec 15, 2012 – Helicopter That Crashed In Bayelsa State, Nigeria Killed Azazi, Yakowa, All Dignitaries On-board
Saturday the 15th of December is another bloody day in the history of Nigeria after an helicopter carrying top politicians and dignitaries crashed following a funeral in Bayelsa State Nigeria. naijagists.com
The fatal crash killed all the people on board.
We learnt the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa and the former National Security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Andrew Owoye Azazi are among the casualties of this fatal helicopter crash.
Mr Fidelis Odunna, the spokesperson for Bayelsa State Police command who confirmed the crash said the disaster happened at Ogbia Creek.
Ogbia creek is located in Okoroba community in Nember Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
We learnt the helicopter crash happened few minutes to 5pm following a funeral service that took place in Okoroba for the dad of Presidential adviser Oronto Douglas Oronto.
The helicopter that was carrying both the Governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa and ex-national security adviser, General Azazi from the aforementioned funeral crashed into Ogbia creek bursting into flames killing all the people on board.
Okoroba community residents who witnessed the crash, said top Nigerian politicians travelled to President Jonathan’s state of birth this weekend for Oronto Douglas’s father funeral.
President Jonathan wasn’t in Bayelsa state during the time of the crash because he attended RCCG Holy Ghost Night service in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway last night.
In March of this year, top Nigerian deputy police chief and 3 other officers died in a fatal helicopter crash that happened in Jos.
Also in June, 2012 popularly called black sunday, 163 people died in a Dana Airline crash that happened in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
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