The helicopter conveying the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, from Abuja to Kogi state crashes at Kabba – Laolu Akande, the spokesperson to Osinbajo, says the vice president and his team are safe and unhurt – Osinbajo meets the king of Kabba in Kogi state after the incident What would have been a national disaster was averted on Saturday, February 2, 2019, as the chopper of Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, crash-landed in Kabba, a town in Kogi state. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Aknade, confirmed the incident, but said the vice president was safe and that no casualties were recorded. “VP Osinbajo’s chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi state,” Akande posted on Twitter.
Osinbajo’s crashed chopper at the site of the incident in Kabba Credit: News Central Source: Twitter The incident was also confirmed by the vice president. “All thanks and glory to God, the chopper we boarded today from Abuja just crash landed in Kabba, Kogi state, and the entire crew plus myself are all safe. “We are continuing with our Next Level engagements and plans for Kogi state,” he said with a video attached to the message. To further confirm that Osinbajo and his team are, indeed, safe, Akande, added: “We give all the glory to God, our able protector, and commend all the flight crew officials for their service. “We are marching on for indeed we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us!” The spokesperson of the vice president also said his principal still went to Kabba and met with the monarch in charge of the town.