Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, a bodyguard to President Muhammadu Buhari has died, the Presidency disclosed on Tuesday.
In a statement by a Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu Disclosed it in a statement.
Mato has been suffering from diabetes for the past three years.
The President described the officer, who had been working with him for many years before he won the 2015 elections, as “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus.’’
The President prayed that Allah will ease his passage to paradise and grant his family, government and people of Jigawa State, the fortitude to bear the loss.
“WO 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.”