Vice President Yemi Osinbajo survives crash landing
The chopper flying Vice President Osinbajo which crashed

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, this afternoon survived a helicopter crash landing in Kabba, Kogi State. The VP, according to a statement issued by his office, was on a tour of the state as part of his Next Level engagements.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, departed Abuja around 1 pm today on a Chopper ride to Kogi State in continuation of the Family Chats & Next Level engagements. Prof. Osinbajo headed first to Kabba, and while landing at the Kabba Stadium, the Helicopter suddenly skidded sideways until it halted on its side few metres away from the intended resting spot.

Who was on board? 

The statement also provided more details about the passengers that were on board the chopper.

Alongside VP Osinbajo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials, and the crew; there were a total of 12 people on board. Everyone came out safely after the incident.

Laolu Akande, had earlier in the day, tweeted details of the accident from his handle.

VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State.


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