- Former VP Atiku Abubakar has condoled with Senator Wamakko over the loss of his daughter
- The former vice president prayed to God to comfort the bereaved family
- The national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has also visited the former governor to commiserate with him
Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has condoled with former governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, over the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Sadiya Magatakarda Wamakko.
Wamakko is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman.
According to The Nation, Sadiya died on Thursday night, September 10, at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, following delivery complications.
The late Sadiya is survived by her parents; husband, Tambari Yusuf Arkilla, a staff of Nigeria Ports Authority, Lagos and a five-year-old daughter.
Reacting to the tragic incident, Atiku said: "The death of Sadiya Magatakarda Wamakko following complications from childbirth is sad. As a father, it is devastating to lose a daughter.
"On behalf of my family, I convey my deepest condolences to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko and his family over the loss. I pray that they be comforted. May her soul rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing."
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has also visited the former governor to commiserate with him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku lost his mother-in-law, Hajiya Khadija Musdafa who passed away on Monday, August 31.
This was revealed in a series of tweets by the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku who confirmed that the death of the wife of the late Lamido Aliyu Musdafa, added that the burial will take place on Tuesday, September 1, in Yola, Adamawa state.
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that fifteen supporters of the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, and the PDP lost their lives in a road accident in the state.
The accident occurred after the PDP supporters welcomed him to Tsafe local government area. Reacting to the development, Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar condoled with the Zamfara state government and families of the affected victims.
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