TICKER: Taraba governor in “bad shape but not dead” – State govt

UPDATE 2: Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri, has deleted the tweet with which he confirmed the death of Governor Danbaba Suntai.

He had tweeted, “May the soul of the late departed Governor, Danbaba Suntai, of Taraba State rest in peace and may God grant the state peace this trying time,” he said.

But when we checked his twitter handle at 9.25 p.m., the tweet was no longer there.

UPDATE 1: More reports reaching us from Taraba State indicate that the state government has issued a press release confirming the presence of the governor on the plane that crashed in Yola, Adamawa State, but saying the governor was not dead.

The governor was flying the private jet that had four other passengers. All were injured, but none of them died, the statement reportedly said.

The governor is believed to be the most badly hurt but is not dead and is currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Yola, a source that has seen the statement told us via telephone.

A rescue operative at the scene also said that none of the occupants of the plane died.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has also promised to issue a statement soon.

We will provide more details as events unfold.

A presidency spokesperson, Reno Omokri, had earlier tweeted, confirming the governor died in the crash.

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Comments (6)

  1. Those that are wishing him death will die before him our Governor Danbaba will not Die but live to for fill his mission in taraba.

  2. My people of taraba state,let us continue to pray for our governor danbaba suntai.it is well with him in jesus name amen.by your brother anointing manga awai from bakindutse kuri sunkani road under ardokola LGA of jalingo taraba state thanks.

  3. God give our governor danbaba suntai a quick delivering so that he will complete his mission in jesus name ameeeeen. by your brother anointing manga awai from bakindutse kuri under ardokola LGA of jalingo taraba state thanks

  4. God deliver our governor danbaba suntai a quick delivering so that he will complete his mission in jesus name ameeeeen.

  5. the govern of taraba state is not died, he have not acomplet his mition on earth, Man are every bed on this earth , i want u to know that the govern is not die,

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