President Muhammadu Buhari has lost two of his family members. Reports said the President’s extended family was struck by the loss of two senior members who died within few hours of one another.

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

She was about the age of 56. She was said to have left behind 10 children, four males and six females including a personal assistant to the President, Mohammed Sabi’ u Tunde.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the funeral was attended by a Federal Government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Others on the team were Hadi Sirika, Minister of State in charge of aviation; Isma’ila Isa and Sayyu Dantata, both of them businessmen; three Senior Special Assistants to the President, Sarki Abba, Ya’u Darazo and Garba Shehu; the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi and the State Chief of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure.

The Buhari family had earlier buried Ai’sha Mamman on Friday. She was the wife of the president’s older brother, Alhaji Mamman.


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