Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo narrowly escaped a Helicopter crash as the pilot had to make an emergency landing to avert disaster shortly after taking off on Thursday.

Osinbanjo who was departing the Nigerian Customd Command and Staff College in Abuja where he attended the senior staff graduating ceremony where his helicopter encountered engine problems.

Minutes after taking off, the helicopter begun emitting black smoke, losing oke of its engine in the process and had to make an expedient emergency landing.

The Vice President was escorted into a waiting vehicle after landing and had to make the entire trip by road.

It is reported that the problems of the helicopter was its first malfunction.

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