Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has described Abba Kyari, deceased chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as a trusted and loyal friend of his principal.
On Friday, the presidency announced the death of Kyari who died as a result of complications from COVID-19.
The president’s chief of staff was on self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus late March.
He was subsequently moved to Lagos for treatment.
In a tweet, Sani said Kyari took bullets for his master with smiles and silence, yet no one knew his side of the story.
“Abba Kyari; The President has lost a trusted & loyal friend. A man who took the bullets of his master with smiles, calmness & silence,” he said.
“We knew his cap & his colors but never his mind or his own side of his story. He will be missed as a Punchman or a punch.”
Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to the president, said Kyari will be buried today in Abuja according to Islamic rites.
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