AIB commences investigation into Osinbajo's helicopter crash

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The memo, which was personally signed by Captain Josiah Choms, Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters, noted that the Augusta AW139 Helicopter was involved in the crash-landing in Kabba, Kogi State, around 3pm.

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter with vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, on board, has crashed immediately after take off at Kabba on Saturday.

Osinbajo and all the occupants on the chopper survived the crash continued on the campaign afterwards.

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He said, "In addition, the military Dauphin Helicopter, painted in desert camouflage colour, seen in the video circulating on social media does not belong to the NAF and should not be misrepresented as belonging to the NAF".

It is the second time Mr Osinbajo's helicopter would crash-land. He quoted the Vice President as saying, "We are safe and sound". A statement by its national publicity secretary, Malam Lanre Issa Onilu, the statement said it was heartwarming that Osinbajo is safe and sound along with his aides after the crash.

Speaking at the Obaro of Kabba's Palace, his first stop in his visit to the State, Osinbajo expressed gratitude to God for the deliverance from the Chopper crash.

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Akande did not give further details but posted a picture of the chopper with a damaged propeller lying on its side.

Rival presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar told Mr Osinbajo he was "happy to note" that everyone was safe. However, safety records in recent years have improved.

Buhari hopes his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term in office.

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