by crossriverwatch admin
The Acting Governor of Cross River State, Barr Efiok Cobham has commiserated with President Goodluck Jonathan and the people and governments of Kaduna and Bayelsa states on the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Owoye Azazi in a helicopter crash at the weekend.
Cobham described their manner of death as horrific and saddening.
In a statement issued in Calabar, Cobham told of his grief on receiving the sad news, saying the two gentlemen will be sorely missed.
According to him, “the death of the two gentlemen and others in the helicopter crash is distressing. It is a great tragedy not only to their families and states of origin but to the nation as a whole.’’
While conveying the deepest condolences of the Government and people of Cross River State to the families of the victims, he prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The Acting Governor threw his weight behind President Jonathan’s directive that a probe be conducted on the crash to determine what caused the mishap.
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