16 December, 2012
(..)Sunday Independent gathered that the six occupants included Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Andrew Azazi and their aides: Dauda Tsoho and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal as well as the pilot and a co-pilot –Commander Muritala Mohammed Daba and Lt. Adeyemi O. Showole. They were said to have been burnt beyond recognition after the helicopter landed
fatally and caught fire east of Okoroba
soon after take-off between 3.p.m. and
4.p.m. on Saturday.
The helicopter was said to be heading for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, when it nosedived fatally and went up in flames. The victims were among several dignitaries, mainly politicians, who were in Okoroba to commiserate with one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s powerful aides.
The cause of the accident could not be
ascertained at press time on Saturday.