Buhari loses two family members in quick succession – Presidency
Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family was bereaved with the deaths of two members in quick succession.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement made available to journalists.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family has been struck by the loss of two senior members who died within a few hours of one another,” the presidential spokesman said.
Shehu identified one of the deceased as Hajiya Halima Dauda.
He said the deceased who was buried in Daura on Saturday morning was the President’s niece and younger sister to his close associate and nephew, Mamman Daura.
“She died at about the age of 56, leaving behind 10 children, four of them male and six female including one of President Buhari’s Personal Assistants, Mohammed Sabi’u Tunde,” he added.
He said the burial was attended by a Federal Government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
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