HAPPENING NOW LIVE: Burial rites for LATE Abba Kyari begin at Abuja’s Gudu cemetery

Funeral rites of President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff Abba Kyari at Gudu public cemetery in FCT. He died on the 17th of April 2020 from COVID:19. Photo: Felix Onigbinde, 18/04/202 The burial rites for Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, is holding currently at the Muslim section of the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

Zolexrep had earlier reported that the remains of Malam Kyari arrived Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday morning. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this to Daily Trust in Abuja.

Shehu said the funeral prayers for the deceased who died yesterday after testing positive for the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world would be private in line with the established protocol.

“We just received the body of Abba Kyari, the deceased Chief of Staff to the President in Abuja. In strict observation of the protocol put in place for the burial of Coronavirus victims by the @NCDCgov and the Federal Ministry of Health, the funeral prayer and burial will be private.

“Thereafter, there will be no such ceremonies as condolence visits.

Well-meaning friends, family members and the general public are encouraged to pray for the repose of Abba Kyari’s soul.

“May Allah grant the family and nation the fortitude to bear the loss,” Garba said

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