Abdullahi Nyako, a private secretary to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is dead.
This was confirmed by Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, in a statement.
He said Nyako, who was a lawyer, died in the early hours of Thursday.
Ibe did not disclose the cause of death, but described Nyako as “a long-time associate and mentee of the former vice-president”.
“Abdullahi was more than an aide, he was a family to me in every sense of the word. He served me with loyalty and diligence. He will be sorely missed.
“On behalf of my family, I wish to convey my deepest condolences to the Nyako family and pray that the Almighty Allah will comfort and strengthen them. May Allah forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen,” the statement read.
Nyako’s death comes three years after Atiku lost another of his closest aides, Umar Pariya.