President Buhari has once again lost a closest Aso-Rock staff barely a week after the Chief of Staff of the President, Abba Kari died of COVID-19.
The name of the deceased was given as WO Mato who was the closest bodyguard to President Buhari. His death was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to President Bihari on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Tuesday.
This time around WO Mari is not caused by the popular COVID-19 but he died as result of diabetes.
The statement read in part, “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.”