President Mohammadu Buhari has lost one of his Bodyguard, Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, to the cold hands of death after struggling with diabetes for three years.
A statement by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Mato had been working with him for many years before he won the 2015 election.
The President described the officer as a “very thorough, trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus”.
He 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.”
The President prayed God should ease Mato’s passage to paradise and grant his family, government and people of Jigawa State the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss of the officer.