President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew Mamman Daura is battling for his life in the United Kingdom, Sahara Reporters is reporting.
Top government officials, the online medium said, disclosed Friday that the 80-year-old had seen his health dip in recent days, raising fears among family members and close associates including President Buhari, who often relies on his counsel before making key decisions.
“He is not in good shape in London,” one source reportedly said.
“He’s not been back since the time he was flown there. There is serious concern around his health,” the source reportedly said.
Daura was reportedly flown to the United Kingdom in August for urgent medical treatment over an undisclosed ailment.
He was said to have been flown in a private jet to the United Kingdom after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to Coronavirus.
He is said to have had a history of renal crisis and had regularly visited the West for medical attention.
Despite these revelations, the Presidency claimed that the former journalist travelled to the United Kingdom for leisure and not for medical reasons.
In September this year, Daura was unable to attend the wedding of Hanan, President Buhari’s daughter, due to his poor health despite being scheduled to be the father of the day for that occasion.
The absence of Daura at the event remained a major talking point among major political players especially considering his closeness to President Buhari.