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Nigeria: Suntai to Be Flown to Germany By Air Ambulance

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Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai.

Arrangements are in top gear to fly Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai to Germany for further medical attention following the injuries he sustained when a plane he was piloting crashed some kilometers to the Yola Airport, his destination, on Thursday evening.

Although details are still sketchy, Thisday learnt that a German hospital is being considered for Suntai, who is presently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

An air ambulance is already on ground at the Yola airport to fly the governor out of the country.

Competent sources told Thisday that the governor suffered multiple bruises on his head and a fractured right hand. He is in a stable condition and said to be conscious.

However, two of his aides, who were on board the Cesna plane with the governor, are said to be in critical condition, with the ADC undergoing emergency operation Thursday night.

Sources told Thisday that the governor and his security detail were the only people on board the ill-fated aircraft.

Governor Suntai, who is a licensed pilot, was on his way to Yola, were he has a private residence, for the Sallah festival.

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