Nigeria records first Covid-19 death

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The family of a former Managing Director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company,PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu, has confirmed his death to coronavirus.

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Achimugu is the first person to be killed by the virus in Nigeria, going by official reports.

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In a statement, a family representative, Abubakar Achimugu, said: “Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our beloved father, uncle, brother and friend, Engr. Suleiman Achimugu (former MD of PPMC).

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“He died of COVID-19 on 22/03/2020 some days after he arrived Nigeria from the UK.

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“He was in self-isolation upon his return from the UK and personally called NCDC after experiencing some discomfort related to COVID-19 symptoms.

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“He tested positive and was promptly evacuated to the specialist hospital. He died while receiving treatment.”

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