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The presidency has announced the death of one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal bodyguards, Warrant Officer Lawal Mato.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and Publicity in Abuja on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, said he died after a three-year battle with diabetes.

It revealed that the late bodyguard had worked for President Buhari for many years.

The statement said: “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 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 of full duty for three years, treating diabetes.”

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