Nigeria air crash kills Kaduna governor Patrick Yakowa

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The governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern delta region along with other senior officials, his party says.

Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and former national security adviser Gen Owoye Azazi were on the helicopter which came down in Bayelsa state.

Nigerian media said the helicopter belonged to the Nigerian navy and had been taking officials to Port Harcourt.

Nigeria has a poor air safety record, analysts say.

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