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Osinbajo escapes death as chopper makes emergency landing


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. PHOTO: NAN

A major tragedy was averted yesterday when a chopper that was to convey Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada in Abuja, was forced to land, few seconds after take off.

Osinbajo was in the school for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1 /2018 participants. The chopper had earlier taken the Vice President to the college for the ceremony.

According to the report, while taking off, it could not ascend beyond the tree level, before it emitted thick smoke and landed on the same spots few seconds after take off.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, had already departed from the venue with their respective convoys, when the incident happened.

Osinbajo later left the college by road.


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