Vice President Yemi Osinbajo escaped death on Saturday as his helicopter crash-landed in Kogi state, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said.

Mr Akande in a tweet said, “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State.”

Details of the incident were not immediately clear.

It is the second time Mr Osinbajo’s helicopter would crash-land. In June 2017, he survived a similar accident when the chopper he was traveling in crash-landed shortly after take off in Gwagawalada, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over the crash of the helicopter carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday.

The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, thanked God for the safety of Osinbajo, members of his entourage and the crew.

Ologbondiyan, however,  called “for a thorough investigation into the traumatic incident adding that the safety of our leaders, and of course, all Nigerians, must be guaranteed, especially at this critical time.”

He also urged Nigerians irrespective of creed, ethnicity, and political affiliation, to continue to pray for God’s  “continued intervention in our national life.”

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