Thursday, 20 December 2012

How Will Escaped NAVY CHOPPER CRASH: General Yakubu Gowon and Mr Labaran Maku

According to the interview granted by one of Nigeria daily newspaper Vangaurd that former head of state General Yakubu Gowon and Minister of Information Mr Labaran Maku speaks about how they escaped the ill-fated Navy helicopter that crashed last Saturday in Bayelsa State.which take lives of  former Kaduna State Governor, Mr Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi and four others. they speak below

General Gowon in his speech recalled how he missed the tragic flight in the Naval Helicopter last Saturday.
Gowon said: “As we were with the aide of the President to pay our condolence, they were arranging a Navy Helicopter to take us to Yenagoa (with Yakowa). But, another Helicopter was arranged for me and five others. And that was it.
It was an accident — Gowon
“So when I heard about this accident, it really pained me. And I want to say, well, you can never tell with some of these things. It was an accident. Don’t read any meaning to it. Don’t say that it  is planned to get rid of some people or something like that.

How I missed the flight —Maku
In his own narration of how he narrowly missed getting on the helicopter that crashed, Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku during a special Federal Executive Council meeting in honour of those who died during the crash, said:
“When we arrived, the late Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Yakowa and Gen. Andrew Azazi were already seated. The two of them were full of life, we greeted, we embraced and later we went for the funeral. unknown to us, it was to be the last moment we would have with these two distinguished sons of Nigeria.

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