Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Obasanjo mourns Yakowa, Azazi

18 December 2012, 13:34

Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed shock at the death of Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna, Gen. Owoye Azazi, former National Security Adviser, and four others in a helicopter crash.

The naval helicopter crashed in Okoroba community in Bayelsa State on Saturday, killing Yakowa, Azazi, their aides, the pilot and co-pilot.

Obasanjo, who is in the United States, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that he received news of the crash and casualty with shock and regret.

"This is indeed a tragedy," he said. "Our nation has lost compatriots whose contributions have been invaluable and who would still have been giving their best to our development."

The former President expressed his heartfelt condolence to the families of the bereaved and prayed that God should grant them needed succour.

"I pray that God in His infinite mercies grants the deceased eternal rest," Obasanjo said in the interview with NAN.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
co
Illicit Financial Flows: Africa’s...

Today, the term “illicit financial flows” has not only become a catchy phrase often used in global summits, but also significant in the international political economy thesaurus.  Read more...

Submitted by
Osuji Eric
Marginalization in Nigeria

Marginalization in the country of Igbo ethnic groups is becoming so unfair.  Read more...

Submitted by
Osuji Eric
Owerri town littered with refuse

The town of Owerri has been littered with refuse over the past three days and the administration has done nothing to change the state. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Gone but not fallen: Tribute to C...

To the list of our recent heroes, departed but not fallen adds one more martyr; one more mighty warrior, Colonel Kabiru Salisu. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
US: African Star Amida Brimah’s U...

The UConn Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to win the NCAA Final four title with the team that includes African, Amida Brimah.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
There is no more Boko Haram, it's...

Top level military men in the Nigerian army have claimed that the Boko Haram attacks have been orchestrated by the military.  Read more...