Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari’s Nephew, Mamman Daura, was on Wednesday reportedly flown to the United Kingdom for urgent medical treatment, according to a report by SaharaReporters.
“Daura, 80, was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to coronavirus since last Friday,” the report read.
Daura’s trip to the UK was said to have been at a time when the ban imposed on international flights as one of the ways of curtailing further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria has not been lifted.
Mamman Daura is a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari; Nigerian newspaper editor who edited and later managed the New Nigerian from 1969 to 1975 and a prominent member of the infamous Kaduna Mafia, a loose group of Nigerian businessmen, civil servants, intellectuals and military officers from Northern Nigeria.
Also known to be one of the powerful men behind the Buhari Presidency.