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Helicopter crash: President Jonathan mourns Yakowa, Azazi, others, orders investigation
By Victor Iluyemi
December 16, 2012 03:40:41am GMT
Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa

Abuja (WorldStage Newsonline)-- President Goodluck  Jonathan has ordered an immediate investigation into the cause(s) of the Saturday’s military helicopter which led to the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna and the immediate past National Security Adviser, Lt Gen Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd).

A press statement from his media aide, Dr Ruben Abati, which announced the President's directive, stated that "President Jonathan has ordered an investigation into the cause(s) of the crash." 

Abati also noted that the President was utter shock over the crash which occurred in Bayelsa State.

Others involved in  the ill fated military helicopter crash include  their aides, Dauda Tsoho and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal and the pilots, Commander Muritala Mohammed Daba  and Lt. Adeyemi  O. Sowole.

The President according to statement also extended deep and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, and the governments and people of Kaduna and Bayelsa States.

 He described the sudden loss of these distinguished Nigerians as extremely painful to the entire nation.

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