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Jubilant crowd welcome Suntai home

26 August 2013, 10:01

Jalingo - Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba arrived in Jalingo on Sunday and was welcomed home by a jubilant crowd, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Suntai has been abroad for nearly a year receiving  treatment for injuries he sustained in a plane crash in October 2012.

He arrived Jalingo airport at 3.45 p.m. aboard a Donia number 5N IJY  and was supported out of the plane by his wife, Hauwa, and other friends.

 He was quickly taken into a waiting Range Rover car to Government House.

Heavy security presence at the airport prevented many from catching a glimpse of  the governor.

However,  thousands of the jubilant crowd took over the streets of Jalingo to celebrate his return.

NAN recalls that Suntai survived the air crash after a small plane he piloted crashed a short distance from the Yola airport in Adamawa.

He was flown to Germany and later U.S.,  where he received treatment for severe injuries.

The governor’s wife, Hauwa,  said last week that he had sufficiently recovered to travel home.



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