Friday, October 26, 2012

Taraba Governor Not Dead; Survives Plane Crash

The Commissioner for Information in Taraba State, Mr Emmanuel Bello has confirmed that the governor of the state, survived the plane crash and he is now on bed and receiving medical attention.

Mr Bello in a live phone-in on our flagship News At Ten stated that “we have a situation on our hands but to the glory of God, the Governor is alive and he is already been given the attention he needs right now.”

“For now he is on bed and alive to the glory of God” he added.

The Commissioner however refused to confirm whether the governor was the one that flew the crashed plane.

“We are getting all sorts of information but we are working to get the situation under control and there is no reason to panic” he affirmed.

Earlier Reports

An official of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) has just confirmed that the plane, a Cessan 208 with six passengers lost control 38miles to landing at 1.730z in Yola.

According to the FAAN official, the plane took off from Jalingo, the Taraba State capital to Yola Airport.

FAAN claimed the crash was confirmed by its official at the Yola Airport Control tower.

Meanwhile a statement released by officials of the state government confirmed the presence of the governor on the plane that crashed in Yola , but the statement also confirmed that the governor was not dead.

Mr Suntai was reportedly flying the private jet that had five other passengers and all of them were injured, but none of them died, the statement said.

The governor is said to be currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Yola.

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