Another Military Chopper Crash-lands In Port Harcourt

By SaharaReporters, New York

A military aircraft today crash-landed in Port Harcourt after it developed “an emergency,” an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed, butnobody aboard the craft was killed.

A source in the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) told SaharaReporters that the vehicle involved was one of the helicopters and was on a routine training mission.  The two crew members forced the chopper to land after it developed “an engine problem,” he said.

Just three days ago, a fighter jet also belonging to NAF crashed in Niger, killing its two crew.  The jet was said to have been participating in military operations against al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants in Mali.

Today’s crash follows a steady history of air crashes involving military equipment, which are generally suspected to be poorly-maintained, some of them routinely diverted from professional and security operations to service the private needs of the political elite, including private parties, weddings and funerals.

Last year, a Nigeria Navy helicopter running funeral errands for presidential aide Oronto Douglas crashed in Bayelsa, killing theKaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa; a former National Security Adviser, Andrew Owoye Azazi; and four others.  It was subsequently said to have had “engine trouble.”

Also in late 2012, it was learned that Mr. Jonathan has ordered two new luxury AW-101 VIP helicopters from AgustaWestland, the Italy-based Anglo-Italian company, at a cost of $40 million.  When he took office in 2010, Mr. Jonathan’s first achievement was the order of three new presidential jets to be added to the presidential pool.
 
 

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Guess u went to school too with no shoes? ...obviosly u did not get to high school!

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Keep dreaming of 2015. We're talking of secession and you're daydreaming of 2015 and one 'oil' Nigeria.
You want to send my brother back to the creeks and keep hold of his oil abi. Two words for you; 'keep dreaming'. One nigeria my foot. Parasites!

Wahala, Deri maybe the same

Wahala, Deri maybe the same person as this confuse Apkos1 that just live to talk rubbish. But seriously, where Deri? I am issuing an APB for him!

Jonathan ordered 3 new jets & so what?

Jonathan ordered 3 new jets & so what? Is he going to pay with Nigeria's money or the money generated from the independent Republic of the United SS&SE?
....Jonah can buy as many planes as he wishes. His oily Local govt can pay. Nonsense! If u dont like my comments, get sufficiently angry and reject my oil money allowance for just one month & see hw many states in Nigeria will survive. Beggars. U depend on my SS&SE oil money nd yet, u make useless noise nd propangada. Reject my oil money nd get ur own country. Nonsense! God bless the unitd SS&SE

TO DOKUBO ASARA !

Will that vagabond called Dokubo Asara wait until he sees his benefactor lost in the 2015 elections? We assure him that the north will never vote for Jonathan and nobody will be allowed to do so. Then what the coward is waiting for to start war in Nigeria? It is him that is afraid of trouble since he is using thuggery and hooliganism to get money for his enjoyments. Who does he think is enjoying Nigeria's life? Let him come to the north and see who is afraid of war. He is only a noise maker but he will regain his consciousness to realize that not every part of Nigeria is Niger Delta where noise is louder than action. He will see war. Jonathan must go by force or by elections. Let the war begin.

Lack of military experience.

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Fake Princess, Stella Oduah ought to resign due to ineptitutde

How many more aircraft need to crash before Dumbo finally gets rid of that evil-eyed Oduah woman? Aviation Industry in Naija today is a daily hazard akin to the treacherous roads. Yet, Oduah was busy issuing new Aviation Directives for operation of private jets in the country, as if the welfare of crook-pastors & thug Govs. would improve the live of an average man. Another midget god, another fiefdom. Subsidy egunje was removed to improve these sectors, today's crash is further proof nothing good is to be expected of Dumbo's PDP. COAS Ihejirika is screaming the army's resources are being strained, calling for more chop-chop money to waste while failing to contain a band of ragtag arid thugs from across the border. Another midget god, another fiefdom. Dr. Ngz. Iweala has practically hijacked Dumbo's mumu Govt. ...according to NASS thugs. Another Clown, another fiefdom. Crooks!

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