Covid-19: Family Announces Death of 1st Victim in Nigeria
Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our beloved Father, Uncle, Brother, and friend, Engineer Suleiman Achimugu.
The former Managing Director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company of Nigeria, PPMC) died of COVID-19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived in Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, after experiencing some discomfort that are related to COVID-19 symptoms.
He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital and died while receiving treatment.
We implore the general public to pray upon his soul and the recovery of infected persons.
Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
Please maintain the public social distancing and restriction advice as we all walk through this very difficult time.
He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
May Allah SWA have mercy on him.
Abubakar Achimugu for the family