Days after losing his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari to the coronavirus disease, President Muhammadu Buhari has also lost his personal bodyguard.
Warrant Officer Lawal Mato passed away on Tuesday after three years of battling with diabetes.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement said President Buhari described the officer, as “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus.’’
The President 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.
The deceased who had been working with Buhari for many years before he won the 2015 elections, 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.