Buhari loses personal bodyguard

281 views | Emmanuel Anthony | April 22, 2020

One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s bodyguards, Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, on Tuesday, passed away.

He died after three years of struggling with diabetes, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, announced in a statement.

The President described the officer, who had been working with him for many years before he won the 2015 elections, as “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duties with diligence and focus.’’

He prayed that Allah would ease his passage to paradise and grant his family, government and people of Jigawa State the fortitude to bear the loss.

Warrant Officer Mato was part of a team that former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua restored to President Buhari as personal security and he had been of full duty for three years due to his ailment.

Similarly, Willy Anumudu, the owner of Globe Motors, is dead. The Nigerian billionaire was 68 years old.

News of his demise filtered through on Tuesday. It was gathered that he was due to travel to Germany for treatment before his demise.

Media mogul, Dele Momodu, confirmed Anumudu’s demise on his Twitter handle.

He tweeted: “One of Nigeria’s biggest car dealers Willy Anumudu has died! The Chairman of Globe Motors, Victoria Island, suffered some health challenges a few days ago and “was tested for COVID-19 which came out negative”.

“At the time of his death, Willy Anumudu was happily married to his effervescent wife, Nkiru, who sadly was in London when the tragedy occurred in Lagos early this morning. He is survived by four children, Uzoma, Eyinna, Zinna, and Zikky. May his sweet soul Rest in Peace.”

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