Nigerian governor, other officials die in copter crash

Abuja: A governor of Nigerian state and a former National Security Advisor were among several people killed when a helicopter carrying government officials crashed in the country's southern delta region on Saturday.

The chopper was conveying officials who went for a funeral ceremony for the father of a presidential aide.

The Governor of Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi and some of their aides died in the crash.

"Their bodies have been recovered and are being evacuated," an aide to Azazi was quoted by local media, News Express as saying.

Recently a chopper flown by the governor of Taraba state, had crashed, injuring him and three aides.

Sources said the military helicopter conveying Yakowa and others was heading to the city of Port Harcourt from Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa.