Buhari Loses Personal Security Aide

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Security Aide, Lawal Mato is Dead.

Buhari and his late guard
Buhari and his late guard

Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a Press statement on Tuesday.

The news of Lawal Mato’s death is coming only three days after the President’s Chief of staff, Mr. Abba Kyari died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos.

Below is Garba Shehu’s statement as obtained by Nigerian cable news:

After three years of struggling with diabetes, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s bodyguards, Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, on Tuesday passed away.

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 duty with diligence and focus.’’

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

WO Mato was part of a team that former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua restored to President Buhari as personal security and he had been off full duty for three years, treating diabetes.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 21, 2020

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