President Muhammadu Buhari has visited Daura, his hometown, after the death of his niece, Hajiya Laraba Dauda.
Naija News reports that the President on Wednesday night arrived in his home state, Katsina to share the loss with his family members.
The Presidential jet touched down at about 8pm at the Umaru Musa Yaradua International Airport and the President was thereafter escorted to board a chopper to Daura.
At the airport to receive the President were the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, some of his cabinet members as well as head of security outfits in the state.
In a statement on Thursday, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari condoled with his extended family members on the demise of his niece, who left behind children and grandchildren.
Shehu said the deceased is also survived by several brothers and sisters, including Malam Mamman Daura, the President’s nephew who was in Daura to share the loss with their family members.
President Buhari described the late Laraba as a “caring mother, full of life and witty who was very passionate about the welfare of her family.”
The Nigerian leader said ”Hajia Dauda’s passing away is saddening but Allah knows best. My condolences to all those she left behind. May Allah repose her soul.”