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Nigeria’s copter crash: Yakowa, Azazi’s bodies taken to morgue  print

Published on December 15, 2012 by   ·   13 Comments

The National Emergency Management Agency said they have recovered the bodies of the victims of Nigeria’s military helicopter crash in Bayelsa state today.

In a statement, NEMA said “the bodies of the six passengers on-board the helicopter” had been taken to the “mortuary”.

In another statement by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Kaduna state Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and ex-national security advisor Owoye Azazi were among the victims.

There were four others identified to be two security aides of the governor and the pilot and co-pilot of the naval chopper. The other victims are Dauda tsoho, warrant officer Mohammed Kamal, Commander Muritala Mohammed and Lt. Adeyemi O .Sowole.

The victims had attended a burial service in Bayelsa state and were returning to Port Harcourt, when the chopper conveying them crashed into the creeks, bursting into flames.

There was no survivor.

General Andrew Owoye Azazi: dies in the crash

Azazi, considered a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, was fired in January following a series of deadly attacks claimed by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds in Nigeria since 2009.

Yakowa, 64,

Governor Yakowa: confirmed dead

headed kaduna state which has been among the hardest hit by Boko Haram. The Islamist group has repeatedly attacked Christian targets in and around the state capital, Kaduna city.

In a statement, President Goodluck Jonathan described the deaths as painful to the nation and said an investigation would be conducted into the cause of the crash.

A statement by the Nigerian navy has confirmed the accident and the chopper that crashed giving its name as the Augusta helicopter (Helo 07).

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13 Comments for “Nigeria’s copter crash: Yakowa, Azazi’s bodies taken to morgue”

  1. Ayo

    This is Corruption at work, it will consume all of them that take part in it. All of them that destroy this country (Nigeria) will not die where their treasure is.They will all reap all they have sown positively or negatively.

  2. keke n pepe

    Their death is sad.. but i feel the gov should rethink and knows that nobody is above death. death can come at any time. so those flying private jets…. and those buying private jets.. hmmmmmmmm

  3. May their soul rest in Peace but remember pleasure can’t u to heaven

  4. CITIZEN BANKOLE

    I strongly believe that our militry”s machine are speciall made, this is a warning to all Nigeria who culture are poor in area of Mentainance,… Money is not every thing in life,Pls. Manage yourself,community and nation well….May God Almighty forgive us in Nigeria in Jesus name Amen!…..R.I.P

  5. I am greatly saddened by this unfortunate accident and the resultant loss of precious lives.Our Governor was a humble gentleman who while alive tried his best to improve the lot of the people.SAD,SAD.

  6. France

    May the almight God grant them alganat fridousi (Amin). And replace them with a good leader that will move the country to the next level of development.

  7. FELLOW NIGERIAN…..DO YOU THINK GOD SLEEP…YES OR NO…GOD NEVER CLOSE HIS EYES OR DOSE OFF …HE WILL END THE LIFE OF OF NIGERIAN LEADERS LOOTERS IN A PLANE CRASH AND HELICOPTERS CRASH IN NIGERIA WHERE THEY STEAL ALL OUR MONEY TO TAKE CARE THIER FAMILY…THEY WILL DIE IN CRASH HELICOPTER AND PLANCE SO THAT THIER BODY WILL BE SCATTERED FOR THE BIRD AND FISH TO EAT… LET THE REST OF OUR BIGERIAN LEADERS SO HOW THEIR FELLOW LOOTERS DIE,,THEIR OWN IS AROUND THE CORNER… THIE HOUSES THEY PURCHASE IN USA AND THIER MONEY IN FOREIGN BANK WILL BE USED TO TAKE CARE THE HOMELESS IN USA.. THEIR CHILDREN DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THIER FATHER HAS IN THE WORLD BANK…FROM THE SMALL TO THE BIG..FROM SENATOR TO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLEY… GOD WILL END THE LOOTER IN A BAD WAY AMEM…THEY ARE NO GOOD FOR NOTHING.. THEY COME O NIGERIA EMBASSY IN USA TO RUN EVERYBODY AROUND,,, AT THE END THEY WILL GIVE US TOKEN MONEY FOR GAS.. GOD WILL NEVER END THIER LIFE WELL.. WAKE UP NIGERIA AND MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THIS PEOPLE THE CURSE FROM YOUR HEART. THEY WILL NEVER REST IN PEACE I DONT CARE WHO THEY ARE AMEN…MORE ARE STILL COMING TO ALL THE NIGERIAN THAT HOLD THE PROGRESS OF OUR COUNTRY,…WHO STOLE THE 2,5 BILLION NAIRA IN 1000 NIARA NOTE PRINTED ..THIS MONEY WAS DISSAPPEAR IN NIGERIA….PRESIDENT JONAH WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP AND TELL NIGERIA WHO STOLE THIS MONEY….

  8. THIS IS TERRIBLE.NEVER U JUDGE THE DEAD.MY HEART GOES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY.

  9. Justice

    Very obvious, these men were politically assassinated. not that they were saint, but they could have spared Patrick the agony of a painful death by just impeaching him and saved Azazi by jailing him. The assistants could have lived today. now you guys are gone, you can truly tell, who was responsible. fight your battle and grant evil dwellers no rest.
    Sad, but if you eat with the devils, remember you will pay back bitterly and painfully when you are seen to be growing wings.
    Patrick and Owoye, you have played your part. rest well and we see how the Ninja’s in government will lead us.

  10. Taiwo

    I strongly advise you all to desist from speaking ill of the deads be it the rich or the poor ones.Death is not a punishment but a course on every being.It will come at different time with different causes.To say it serves Yakowa and Azazi right is sacrilegious,profane,sinful and cruel to humanity.What about the innocent and the poor young men Dauda Tsoho,Kamal Mohammed and Pilots who died along!They deserved it too?My prayers and love are with these bereaved families whose Xmas are blackened already.Almighty God will comfort them.

  11. Rodney

    Who Killed Azazi?

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