Helicopter Crash: We're Safe, Sound - Nigeria Vice President

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attends the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos Switzerland

No-one was injured in Saturday's incident in north central Kogi state and Osinbajo was able to continue with his engagements afterwards, his spokesman Laolu Akande said in a tweet. The VP, and other passengers, however, escaped unhurt, and he has continued with his visit.

Osinbajo tweeted, saying the crew managed the situation well.

The memo, which was personally signed by Captain Josiah Choms, Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters, noted that the Augusta AW139 Helicopter was involved in the crash-landing in Kabba, Kogi State, around 3pm.

The VP's Twitter post reads: "We are safe and sound!" We believe that God will continue to keep us and Nigeria safe even as we go higher.

"We are continuing with our Next Level Engagements and plans for Kogi State".

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Maduro, in turn, has broken diplomatic relations with the US and ordered American diplomats out of the country. The U.S. and at least 20 other countries have backed Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

It is the second time Mr Osinbajo's helicopter has crash-landed. "I am happy to note, however, that all is well with you and your delegation".

He recalled the case of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, former National Security Adviser (NSA), late Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi and late Assistant Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna "who lost their lives in mysterious Helicopter crashes". I wish him quick recovery from whatever minor injuries he could have sustained in the crash.

The ruling APC in a statement expressed gratitude to Almighty God over Osinbajo's survival saying it prays for continuous safety of our leaders and general progress of our great country.

Prof Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari are seeking re-election on February 16.

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