President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Tuesday, lost one of his personal bodyguards, Warrant Officer, Lawal Mato.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu.
This statement reads in full:
“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 election, as a “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.”