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JUST IN: Atiku’s daughter-in-law, grandchildren test negative


The daughter-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, as well as his grandchildren, have tested negative to the COVID-19.

Atiku’s son, Mohammed, who is currently being quarantined at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, had tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

Mohammed is married to Badriyya, the daughter of a former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmed Muazu, who is also a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Speaking with journalists, Mr. Zakari Aliyu, who is the Vice-Chairman of the estate, said there was no need to panic as even the immediate family of the patient had all tested negative.

Aliyu said, “The man was taken away by the NCDC around 1am. He tested positive but his wife and children all tested negative. However, they are all on self-isolation for the 14-day window and I commend the wife for cooperating with us. There is no cause for panic.

“If his immediate family has tested negative, then it is unlikely that anyone else in the estate has it.”

Atiku’s son, it was learnt, came into Nigeria from Switzerland which is also battling the pandemic.

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