Helicopter Crashes In Bayelsa State, Azazi, Yakowa Confirmed Dead Reviewed by Momizat on . Tragedy has struck again, this time in Bayelsa state where a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Navy is reported to have crashed. Among other passengers on bo Tragedy has struck again, this time in Bayelsa state where a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Navy is reported to have crashed. Among other passengers on bo Rating:
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Helicopter Crashes In Bayelsa State, Azazi, Yakowa Confirmed Dead

Tragedy has struck again, this time in Bayelsa state where a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Navy is reported to have crashed.

Among other passengers on board the chopper who have been confirmed dead are the governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa, and the former National Security Adviser; Andrew Azazi, whose last public appearance before today was at the Christopher Kolade annual lecture in Lagos on Thursday.

Our correspondent in the state reports that the crash occurred in a swampy location near Okoroba community in Nembe local government area of the state.

It was gathered that the chopper was headed to Port Harcourt after attending the burial ceremony of the father of President Jonathan’s aide, Mr. Oronto Douglas.

A statement by the Nigerian Navy confirming the incident and signed by the Director of Information; Commodre Kabiru Aliyu, says that the crash of the Augusta Helicopter (Helo 07) occurred at about 3.30 pm.

It adds that search and rescue operation are ongoing by a combined team of personnel from the Joint Task Force, the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, NEMA and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

This crash comes on the heels of a plane crash on October 25, 2012 involving the governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Germany.

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  • tmotmo

    If it is true, may God judge them accordingly. They all fly in the air, while the common man only hope of transportation which is by roads are deathtraps that send thousands of Nigerian to early grave annually.
    May we reap what we sow. Amen

    • bat man

      It should be obvious to you by now why it looks like you are not progressing. So the people that lost their lives on Dana are part of your ‘they’ abi? You are sowing blind hatred now… and on that note amen to your prayer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ifeanyi.iwuchukwu Ifeanyi C. Iwuchukwu

    For those acquiring private jets as though it guarantees their safety, hope they are learning. May God judge them. Amen. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TRNQXIYXUUUMPC6FFTI3KNPOYQ dan

      amen and amen many more to go from the air those that think the poor have no say in how the eat our god giving oil  money alone with they family and friends .buy jets many more we pray amen and amen

  • http://www.facebook.com/mojeed.melemuku Mojeed Abiodun Melemuku

    May d soul of the departed RIP!!!

  • emeka

    RIP to the departed souls.

  • http://twitter.com/Switsym Sim Yakubu

     for Christ’s sake, people may have lost their lives in this crash and all you can think of is the luxury they live in? They may not be the most transparent people you have met but at-least they are still human. you are calling judgement on these people yet you’ll do worst if given the opportunity. Don’t judge, God has not given you that permission.

  • funshy40

    May there soul rest in peace,but a good lesson for those who think flying helps them out of the situation they left the nigeria road for the poor Nigerian masses.Really unfortunate

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsalam.abdulwahab.3 Abdulsalam Abdulwahab

    It is unfortunate that the governor of kaduna state happen to be victim of the air mishap,may their soul rest in peace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsalam.abdulwahab.3 Abdulsalam Abdulwahab

    May all the victims of the air mishap rest in perfect peace, as i use this medium to call on the aviation ministry seat up.

  • http://twitter.com/JONATHANISRIGHT LEONARD OWUNDIWEH

    THIS IS MOST UNFORTUNATE ….THOUGH MANY NIGERIANS MAY NOT KNOW THIS , HE AZAZI WAS THE ONE THAT FORSAW TO JONATHAN THAT THERE ARE MANY BOKO HARAM SYMPATHIZERS AND FINANCIERS IN HIS GOVERNMENT , SECRETLY SPONSORING THIS SECTS TO DIVIDE HIS GOVERNMENT, AND THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE MAINLY PDP MEN …….BUT TO AZAZI’S DISMAY , JONATHAN WENT ON AIR TO ANNOUNCE TO  NIGERIANS AND THE WORLD THAT THERE ARE ELEMENTS OF BOKO HARAM SYMPATHIZERS IN HIS GOVERNMENT WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING AZAZI BEFORE MAKING THE REVELATION PUBLIC. TO AZAZI , IT WAS LIKE EXPOSING A CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS STILL IN ITS PRIMORDIAL STAGE OF INVESTIGATION TO THE PUBLIC. THIS LEAD TO INSIDE LOBBY BY THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED INCLUDING SENATOR ALI NDUME TO REMOVE AZAZI ,… AND THE LOBBY BECAME INTENSE WHEN AZAZI MADE THAT STATEMENT THAT THE SECURITY PROBLEMS IN NIGERIA AND INDEED IN THE NORTH WAS AS A RESULT OF PDP UNDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIOR  . PDP MEN AND THOSE IN QUESTION LIKE SENATOR ALI NDUME AND CO BECAME SAD AND ANGRY WITH AZAZI , AND THE LOBBY BECAME INTENSIFIED  THAT JONATHAN CAVED IN AND ULTIMATELY REMOVE AZAZI FROM HIS GOVERNMENT ……If you need to know more , here is my e-mail:omoboriowo@aol.com. Address your comment(s) to the Third Eye. MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMPWMAX2HNFYDLFRTS6VG2Z6SE Plasma

       You forgot to say they now put Azazi in a helicopter and blew him up. Seriously that part is missing in your lecture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austine-Ginikanwa/100000061530155 Austine Ginikanwa

    We need serious prayers this time in this country……  May there souls rest in peace!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsalam.abdulwahab.3 Abdulsalam Abdulwahab

    May their soul rest in peace

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6PRBZ2OKRFCEXTQM5Q4JTTQQU edem

    In times like this, we must get closer to God for he knows our plans and thoughts. Those who died from the Helicopter clash did not plan for it, but it has occurred, we cannot question God but my prayer is that Our Heavenly Father should forgive their sins and provide a place for them in heaven.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6PRBZ2OKRFCEXTQM5Q4JTTQQU edem

    May our  heavenly father grant the departed solemn rest in the bosom of our Lord

  • http://www.facebook.com/oghenovo.josephjohenry Oghenovo Joseph Johenry

    may their souls rest in peace,watch your lips are you are saint?

  • http://www.facebook.com/biggie.gerald Biggie Gerald

    This helicopter crash is a way God employs to wipe off all these God-forsaken Nigerian politicians that have refused doing what God sent them to do…..God will not rest until they are all consumed..waiting to hear more maybe from presidency…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/gideon.agadaga Gideon Agadaga

    May their souls rest in peace. Amen

  • http://www.facebook.com/gideon.agadaga Gideon Agadaga

    May the blessing’s be

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NS3VTHGA5EDW6EYRE7TA4DMEBU Havens

    its so sad, i pray that God will grant their loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss. death is an inevitable end for both the rich and the poor. each day leaves us with an opportunity to affect a life positively. lets make good use of it

    pat

  • jide adams

     Poor  maintainance  culture , poorly trained pilots , secondhand chopper bought @ an inflated price as brand new, courtesy of corrupt government officials in collarboration with the sellers, is the Nigerian way of doing business.This is not rocket science, Oga Jonathan save yourself the trouble of an inquest…Anywhere there is corruption nothing works ..until the next crash courtesy of the same reasons that would never be addressed, watch this space .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMPWMAX2HNFYDLFRTS6VG2Z6SE Plasma

       Right on point.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55OXJQYXPTODQIUKKTXK4WIVJI Chioke

     As a Christian, they could not have been thrusted with authority w/out God’s approval, this wee know. May their souls receive God’s mercy for they are his own.  Chioke Mary Hanum.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMPWMAX2HNFYDLFRTS6VG2Z6SE Plasma

     Next !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMPWMAX2HNFYDLFRTS6VG2Z6SE Plasma

    The other four are they crew?

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.iyaye Edward Iyaye

    it very sad i feel pity may there soul rest in peace
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.iyaye Edward Iyaye

    so sorry
     

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