Crashed Helicopter that killed police DIG was faulty – Witnesses

(m) at 15-03-2012 12:59PM (8 years ago)

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A Nigerian Newspaper on Thursday reported that the helicopter that killed a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Haruna John and three other senior police officers in Jos on Wednesday was a faulty one.
The paper quoted witness accounts as saying the chopper took off from the Jos Prison field with indications that something was wrong with it as it headed to Abuja. While flying away, the helicopter drastically lost altitude, and then smoke oozed out of it before it burst into flames and crashed in Kabong, a residential area at Gada Biyu, Jos North.
Resident Iliya John said “We usually see helicopters going round the city almost every day, but this morning we saw this one flying in an abnormal way and we all became alert and we started heading for safety…it was going so low that whoever sees it could tell that something was amiss, in fact people first started coming out and pointing at the way it was flying so low, it was not as the normal ones that we see every day.”
“People were even following the aircraft to see where it was going to land because they noticed that it had mechanical problem.” another witness, Joseph Audu added.
Senator Hadi Sirika, who served as pilot in the Nigeria Police Force, told journalist that “There are several possible causes, if there is no brief you can’t really fathom what happened but he insisted that the crashed chopper was new.
The late DIG was killed along with his orderly, Sergeant Sonatian Shirunam; the pilot, assistant commissioner Garba Yalwa; and the co-pilot, chief superintendent Alexander Pwol-Ja. Also, a nine-year-old child on the ground was killed by the impact of the crash, which destroyed five homes in the area and injured several people who were taken to the Air Force Military Hospital, Jos.


ebbi (m) at 15-03-2012 01:05PM
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the chicken has come home to roost. collective suffering for collective dishonesty and collective irresponsibility. everything is faulty in nigeria....roads, hospitals, MMIA, yet money is budgeted for these things. i am sure someone has built houses and bought jeeps from these helicopters.
if we do not start acting responsibly, from the bottom to the top, expect more casualties.
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cadanre (f) at 15-03-2012 01:26PM
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Quote from: ebbi on 15-03-2012 01:05PM
the chicken has come home to roost. collective suffering for collective dishonesty and collective irresponsibility. everything is faulty in nigeria....roads, hospitals, MMIA, yet money is budgeted for these things. i am sure someone has built houses and bought jeeps from these helicopters.
if we do not start acting responsibly, from the bottom to the top, expect more casualties.

True talk.

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moralemike07 (m) at 15-03-2012 01:28PM
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Concern them.
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VINUME (m) at 15-03-2012 01:47PM
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Is this Haruna John the one that was in-charge when the six Boys and their girl friend was killed in Gimbia street, Apo, Abuja?
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kebella (f) at 15-03-2012 01:51PM
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cadanre must be the mastermind

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winace (f) at 15-03-2012 02:29PM
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Am nt surprise d chopper is faulty. Nothg is working rite in dis country.
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Soneyetunde (m) at 15-03-2012 09:09PM
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the chicken has come home to roost. collective suffering for collective dishonesty and collective irresponsibility. everything is faulty in nigeria....roads, hospitals, MMIA, yet money is budgeted for these things. i am sure someone has built houses and bought jeeps from these helicopters.
if we do not start acting responsibly, from the bottom to the top, expect more casualties.
 We must  do things right to get it right.
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jar84 (f) at 5-06-2012 07:11AM
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Disconnect (m) at 5-06-2012 01:28PM
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Bad news everywhere in Nigeria..........when is this going to end?
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Solidstonez (f) at 18-08-2012 07:49AM
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EYAAA TOO BAD

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Solidstonez (f) at 18-08-2012 07:50AM
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RIP

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