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Former Military Head of State suffers stroke



Former Military Head of State suffers stroke

Former Military Head of State suffers stroke

Former Military Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar is reported to be ill and is alleged to have suffered a stroke according to reports revealed yesterday.

The former Head of State was rushed out of the country about three weeks ago to receive medical treatment with the family reported to have revealed he was initially flown to Dubai to be treated.

The former General is said to be in the United Kingdom presently for special treatment.

According to the reports, the former military Head of State was accompanied on the trip abroad by his wife and former First Lady Justice Fati Lami Abubakar.

Sources in the UK said his in-law and Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello immediately after the All Progressives Congress Presidential primaries had travelled to Dubai to show support to the General and is expected to pay same visit in the UK.

Abubakar, as a result of his sickness, could not be present in Ado Ekiti last week for the Gubernatorial Peace Pact signed by all the 11 political parties and their candidates on June 15, 2022.

He was represented by Bishop Mathew Kukah and other members of the National Peace Committee.

It was also learnt that the General as a result of the illness was unable to celebrate his 80th birthday on June 13.

President Muhammadu Buhari, along with governors and other political leaders through press releases and statements celebrated the elder statesman for his accomplishment, patriotism and ushering in of democratic governance in Nigeria on May 29, 1999 after 2 decades of military dictatorship.

Mr. Abubakar’s health condition according to some sources, calls for worry but his doctors are working hard to stabilize his condition.

“He was 80 years old last week and all plans to celebrate him in a big way by family, friends and associates could not materialise because he had to be brought to London for medical care.

“His condition is not deteriorating but calls for worry. He is not a young man at 80 but we are praying for good health for him.

“We don’t know how long he will stay here. We hope he will return to Nigeria as soon as his health is better and allowed to go by his doctors. General Abubakar is a stabilizing figure in Nigeria. He is well respected across board and we pray God grant him more years,” said the source who saw him in the last 48 hours,” the source close to the General said.