Nigeria has recorded its first death from Coronavirus
This was disclosed in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the deceased is a 67 year old man who returned home from the UK where he had gone for a medical treatment.
The victim has since been identified as Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC). He reportedly died at 2am on Monday.
He was suffering from multiple myeloma & diabetes. He was also undergoing chemotherapy.
The deceased, an indigene of Kogi state.A statement from the family issued by Abubakar Achimugu said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites