Osinbajo's helicopter crash-lands in Kogi

Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

Akande also said in a statement that Osinbajo continued his engagements in Kabba after the incident where briefed the electorate on the Next Level plan of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Josiah Choms, an executive at the Lagos-based firm, said Osinbajo was being conveyed in an Augusta AW139 chopper when it lost control as it was about to touch down at about 3:00 p.m.in Kabba, Kogi State.

The chopper crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, according to Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Vice President.

"We wish to re-assure the public and the various stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all of our operations".

He said that some unscrupulous individuals had even circulated a video showing the crash landing of a military helicopter from an unrelated incident. He quoted the Vice President as saying, "We are safe and sound".

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"God has kept us safe and alive, delivered us from death so we can do more for our people and country", he said.

"NAF joins the nation in thanking God for sparing the life of the Vice President as well as other passengers and crew members involved in the mishap". Everyone is safe and no one is maimed.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern, and thank you to the crew who managed and the situation well.

On June 7, 2018, the chopper that conveyed Osinbajo from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was forced to land few seconds after take off.

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