Buhari mourns as Ali Modu Sheriff's father dies

Buhari mourns as Ali Modu Sheriff's father dies

- Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff has lost his father

- Galadima, the father of Modu Sheriff died on Thursday, April 22

- President Buhari, however, described his death as a great loss to the country

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Alhaji Modu Sheriff, Galadima of Borno Emirate, and the father of former governor Ali Sheriff of Borno.

Legit.ng reports that the president, in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, April 23, extended heartfelt commiserations to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and the family of Sheriff.

President Buhari also commiserated with the Shehu of Borno, and the entire Borno Emirate Council on the passing of their illustrious son and community leader fondly loved and respected by his people.

The president who described the death of his in-law and father-in-law to Halima, his daughter, as a personal loss to him, prayed almighty Allah to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.

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Buhari mourns as Ali Modu Sheriff's father dies
President Muhammadu Buhari
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He appealed to family, friends, and relatives who mourn the deceased in the midst of the present challenges facing the country to please maintain social distancing, keep safe and healthy.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria lost one of its top medical doctors in the diaspora, Alfa Saadu, who was in the United Kingdom taking care of persons infected with COVID-19, also called coronavirus.

It was reported that some of those who know the medical doctor, are currently mourning him on social media.

He had joined the UK medical personnel as a volunteer when the virus broke out in the country. He later got infected. One of such mourners called him a brilliant and eloquent gentleman.

In another report, a report claimed five Nigerians in Guangzhou, China, were infected with coronavirus and 6,321 foreigners are in quarantine.

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Four of those Nigerians were said to have arrived in March and visited a local restaurant multiple times over a number of days before they were identified for isolation.

Their actions created the possibility that they had spread the deadly disease throughout the community.

Their actions created the possibility that they had spread the deadly disease throughout the community.

The deputy director of the Guangzhou City Health Commission, Ouyang Ziwen, urged locals not to panic over the pandemic.

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