On the way from Oronto Douglas’ event: Gen Azazi, Gov Yakowa feared dead in helicopter explosion

by Chi Ibe

General Azazi

YNaija has just confirmed a helicopter crash a few minutes from Okoroba in Bayelsa. Reports indicate that Gen Andrew Azazi, former national security adviser was in the helicopter.

He is feared dead, alongside governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa.

YNaija can however confirm that both men were seen boarding a helicopter to leave the event after a goodwill message from the Bayelsa governor. They were on their way back from the burial for the father of presidential aide, Oronto Douglas – Pa Tamunoobebara Douglas.

Guests at the well-attended event included the governor of Bayelsa state; Christian Association of Nigeria president, Ayo Oritsejafor: Airtel chairman, Oba Otudeko, Guy Murray-Bruce; Nollywood stars Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Rita Dominic, amongst others.

*This story has been updated

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