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Buhari loses two family members in quick succession

The Presidency, on Saturday , said President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s extended family was bereaved of two members in quick succession.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu , announced this in a statement made available to journalists.

“ President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s extended family has been struck by the loss of two senior members who died within a few hours of each other, ” the presidential spokesman said.
Shehu identified one of the deceased as Hajiya Halima Dauda .

He said the deceased, who was buried in Daura on Saturday morning, was the President’ s niece and younger sister to his close associate and nephew, Mamman Daura .

“ She died at about the age of 56 , leaving behind 10 children, four of them male and six female, including one of President Buhari ’ s Personal Assistants , Mohammed Sabi’ u Tunde, ” he added.

Shehu added that the Buhari family had , earlier on Friday , buried another relative, Hajiya Ai ’ sha Alhaji Mamman , who died same day.

He identified the second deceased as the wife of the President’ s older brother , Alhaji Mamman .

He said the burial was attended by a Federal Government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari .

Meanwhile , former Vice President Abubakar Atiku , has commiserated with Buhari over the death of his sister -in-law, Hajiya Aisha Mamman ..

In a statement on his Twitter handle on Saturday , Atiku also commiserated with the Chief of Army Staff , Lt . -Gen. Tukur Buratai , over the demise of his father and World War II Veteran , Malam Yusuf Buratai .

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