President Buhari’s personal bodyguard dies 1

President Buhari’s personal bodyguard dies

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

Describing the officer, who had been working with him for many years before he won the 2015 election, Buhari said he is a “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus.’’

The President in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, 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.

It was gathered that 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.

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