Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has condoled with former governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, over the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Sadiya Magatakarda Wamakko.
Wamakko is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman.
According to The Nation, Sadiya died on Thursday night, September 10, at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, following delivery complications.
The late Sadiya is survived by her parents; husband, Tambari Yusuf Arkilla, a staff of Nigeria Ports Authority, Lagos and a five-year-old daughter.
Reacting to the tragic incident, Atiku said: “The death of Sadiya Magatakarda Wamakko following complications from childbirth is sad. As a father, it is devastating to lose a daughter.
“On behalf of my family, I convey my deepest condolences to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko and his family over the loss. I pray that they be comforted. May her soul rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing.”
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has also visited the former governor to commiserate with him.