Mamman Daura, a nephew and close confidant of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been flown to the United Kingdom for urgent medical treatment over an undisclosed ailment.
Daura, 79, was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday. This was after he exhibited respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to Corona virus since last Friday.
Daura is a former journalist and also an integral member of the ‘Cabal’. This are a group of influential individuals around President Buhari. Those who help him make key decisions. Mammam Daura is said to have had a history of renal crisis and had regularly visited the West for medical attention.
Recall that earlier this month, Daura came under widespread criticisms after he said that zoning of the Presidency in Nigeria should be jettisoned for competence. He made this known when he spoke with the BBC Hausa. He said the zoning formula had failed Nigeria and should be abandoned.
In April, another ‘Cabal’ member and late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, died from Corona virus complications. A key member of the Buhari’s administration, his demise sent panic across Nigeria’s seat of power. This forced drastic safety measures to be adopted to protect the President. Reports has it that the President himself battled an undisclosed ailment. Even he had visited UK several times in recent years for medical attention.