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Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai Involved in Aircrash



Sad news just reaching us is that the Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai has been involved in an aircrash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa state.

Though the details are still sketchy, it was reported that the governor was in a small plane piloted by him. It was also reported that two other people in the plane sustained severe injuries.

More details coming soon…


It was reported that the aircraft, a Cessna 208 5N-BMJ with six people on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba for Yola yesterday evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.

Governor Suntai’s plane crashed at about 7.45pm. Search & Rescue located the plane with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. All passengers were transported to Yola Specialist hospital and later moved to the Federal Medical Centre.

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  1. Stella

    October 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm


  2. odunayo

    October 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm


  3. Roomandparlour

    October 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm


  4. Salisu Ayyub

    October 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    So what if he died,is he not human being.

  5. Umar

    October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm


    • simi

      October 26, 2012 at 3:21 am

      For what?!??!?!?!

    • urbanshe®

      October 26, 2012 at 5:56 am

      How do u mean sir?

  6. Chikaka

    October 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    They are now saying he is in a critical condition.

  7. sealed lips

    October 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Was he a certified pilot

  8. anonymous

    October 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    He’s not dead, they were all rushed to the hospital according to Channels tv news

  9. RUKI

    October 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm



    October 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm


  11. Keri

    October 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    God is with you my governor.

  12. Reliance

    October 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Thank God that he survived the plane crashed and responding to treatment, it is good news and I wish him quick recovery in Jesus Mighty name, Amen.

  13. Ozeal

    October 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Eaya. . Sad

  14. Ramatu

    October 26, 2012 at 3:35 am

    May God help us in this country….amin

  15. Amusa kazeem

    October 26, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Hop dey ar serve ? May allah guide them.

  16. Ramatu

    October 26, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Oh my God,,too bad.

  17. Amusa kazeem

    October 26, 2012 at 4:03 am

    May allah guide them.

  18. Doesn't matter

    October 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Would it be mean if I said these politicians are getting what they deserve but that is how I truly feel so I said it.

  19. Ginika

    October 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Sounds like something fishy…I suspect someone messing with his plane.

  20. Jerryman

    October 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

    We are to pray 4 d prosperity of Jerusalem,those who want it will prosper. May God give d Gov. & his colleagues a quick recovery.

  21. Osita

    October 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

    May his soul rest in peace. Every man was made 2 die one day.

  22. Tope

    October 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    This is a better way to report news u not sure of, the earlier version was so unprofessional.

  23. brandigest

    October 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Thank God. I wonder if he is a certified pilot or was he taking a crash course when that happened.

    • mootij

      October 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Yes he is certified. Graduated from the Nigeria Aviation College, Zaria.

  24. Zoe

    October 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Oh!! God pls save them..

  25. Zoe

    October 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Oh!! God pls save them ooo…

  26. Abiodun

    October 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    May allah save us from untimely death in this country of ours.

  27. ONDO

    October 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    May God save us in dis country,GOD pls,prove ur power,bcos Taraba state is peaceful

  28. i no send

    October 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    people actually said God thank you when someones life is hanging??

  29. Hotnaijanews

    October 27, 2012 at 12:15 am

    He has been flow to Germany for proper medical attention Read

  30. ANONI

    October 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Gross negligence on his part. The pilot professional requires constant training and re-certification so that he is a qualified pilot means nothing. When was the last time he received training or got re-certified????
    Very sad that the other crew members’ lives he jeopardised were not seen as ‘substantial’ enough to warrant flown to Germany to receive better medical care. If the Gov wanted to fly, he should have included his wife and kids in the plane as crew and not poor souls. Terrible shame on Nigeria! I feel pity for the people of Yola/Taraba cos the money that should have been used to provide better hospitals, schools, etc is now been wasted to treat the careless Gov in Germany – real shame!!!

    If any of the other crew members die of their injusires – I propose the sue the Gov 9if he survives his own injuries) and label him a murderer.

    Hoenstly, teh story leaves a bitter taste – it shows the little value we place on common citizens of the country…I pray God teaches him a great lesson through this and that he learns…necxt time, play Russian Roulette with your family’s lives not others…

  31. kem

    October 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    they said he was involved in an auto crash……….it wasnt stated dead and some people are already so quick to say RIP, na wa for una ohhhhhhh, they wont read before commenting, jst see headlines and rush to comment, reason why people fail and carry false rumors around…….smh

  32. anne

    November 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    this is sad, am going to be a part of the state soon

  33. Ogunjiofor Chijioke

    November 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    God, pls help the victims. I don’t want them to die.

  34. Apaji rocky

    December 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Mr umar u seen to be a stupid person.

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