By Chesa Chesa
The Presidency has provided information of his Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, one of the bodyguards of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (rtd.), died.
The Soldier died after struggling with diabetes for three years.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said Mato had been working with him for many years before the President won the 2015 election.
According to him, the President described Mato as a “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus”.
Garba added that, “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.”
Buhari prayed that God would ease Mato’s passage to paradise and grant his family, government and people of Jigawa State the fortitude to bear the loss.