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NEMA recovers 6 bodies from scene of crash

Abuja – The National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday that it had recovered six bodies from the scene of  the Navy helicopter crash  in Nembe, Bayelsa.

The crash killed the Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Patrick Yakowa, a former National Security Adviser, Gen. Patrick Aziza and four others.

This is contained in a statement  by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Yushau Shuaib.

“The operation which involved the collaborations of response agencies and volunteers led to the recovery of the bodies of all six passengers on-board the helicopter.

“While the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary, further details on the victims will soon be announced after their families have been formally informed,’’ it said.

The statement added that  search and rescue operations had been called off. (NAN)



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