President Buhari has lost his personal bodyguard Warrant Officer Lawal Mato to the cold hands of death.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on New Media.
The bodyguard who died from Diabetes complications was described as trustworthy and dependable soldier.
The statement reads: “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”
This is coming few days after the President lost his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari to COVID-19 complications.