From Linda's blog:
Late former governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa came to Oronto Douglas' father's burial in a private chopper he hired, but when leaving the venue, he abandoned the chopper he came in and decided to join Gen Azazi in a Navy helicopter en-route Port Harcourt. Five minutes into the return flight, the military helicopter exploded in the skies as it came down in flames, killing all the six people on board.
|Scene of the crash|
Quite a number of Muslim youths jubilated over Yakowa's death on Saturday. Yakowa was Kaduna's first Christian governor
|The pilot of the ill fated helicopter, late Commander Murtala Daba|
Meanwhile, all commercial activities came to a halt today in Kaduna over Yakowa's death. The government declared today a work free day to mourn the amiable governor.
Also the deputy governor, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, has been sworn-in as governor of Kadunna