The statement on this sad incidence reads:
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed utter shock and
sadness over the crash Saturday in Bayelsa State of a military
helicopter resulting in the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna
State and former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Owoye Azazi
(rtd), their aides, Dauda Tsoho and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal and
the pilots, Commander Muritala Mohammed Daba and Lt. Adeyemi O. Sowole,”
the statement said.
“The President extends deep and heartfelt condolences to the families
and friends of the deceased, and the governments and people of Kaduna
and Bayelsa States. He describes the sudden loss of these distinguished
Nigerians as extremely painful to the entire nation.
“President Jonathan has ordered an investigation into the cause(s) of the crash.”