Nigeria’s vice president in helicopter crash: Aide releases statement

Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

"We continue #NextLevelEngagements in Kabba, Kogi State".

Reports reaching Asembi.com indicate that Helicopter carrying the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has crashed.

The Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the news of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo surviving a helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State, earlier today.

The Vice President and his crew, who were reportedly on their way to Lokoja, are unhurt.

According to information by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Vice President, the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon.

In a series of tweets hours later, the APC thanked God the Vice President was safe and sound along with his aides.




After the incident, Osinbajo confirmed that he was fine and thanked everyone who expressed concern over the incident.

"We are continuing with our Next Level engagements and plans for Kogi state", he said with a video attached to the message.

It is the second time Mr Osinbajo's helicopter has crash-landed.

He narrowly escaped death after his chopper crash landed shortly after take-off in Gwagwalada area council, June a year ago.

Akande said the vice-president continued on his campaign trip after the incident.

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