Nigeria's Yemi Osinbajo thanks crew after helicopter crash

This file photo taken on September 23, 2015 shows Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo during a meeting as part of post-coup talks in Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou. PHOTO | AHMED OUOBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Yemi Osinbajo tweeted his thanks to the crew of the aircraft for the way they handled the situation in the central town of Kabba.
  • After the crash on Saturday afternoon, Osinbajo, 61, continued on the campaign trail for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
  • An investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched.

Nigeria's vice-president has said he is "safe and sound" after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally.

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