By Victor Kanayo
After a prominent politician reportedly died while watching Nigeria battle South Africa in the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, two more persons have been confirmed dead.
The persons simply identified as Samuel and Ayuba Abdullahi are serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Adamawa State and Bursar with Kwara State University (KWASU) in Nigeria.
Confirming the incident, the NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa State, Jingi Dennis, on Thursday said the corps member was confirmed dead at the General Hospital in Numan LGA of the State.
Dennis said, ”I received the news of his death last night. I hope to have more details today.
“According to his colleagues who went with him to watch the match, the late corps member told the people around him that he did not like watching penalty shootouts. He then bowed his head and all of a sudden, he collapsed.
”He was confirmed dead at the General Hospital in Numan by the doctor.”
Giving the details of how Abdullahi passed on, the university management said he died while watching the match at a viewing center in Sango area of Ilorin metropolis.
A statement by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Saeedat Aliyu, a copy obtained by Heritage Times HT reads, “This is to announce the death of Mr. Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi of Bursary Department.
“Janazah will hold this morning, and his remains will be interred at the Hausa Muslim cemetery, Apata Yakuba, Oyun area, Ilorin, at 9am.
“May Allah forgive all his sins and grant him Aljannah firdaus. Aameen.”