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Former Nigerian Senator Buruji Kashamu Dies of COVID-19

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Former Nigerian lawmaker and businessman, Buruji Kashamu, is dead.

The senator representing Ogun-East Senatorial District died of coronavirus at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos.

His friend, Senator Ben Bruce, broke the news on Saturday. He tweeted: “I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”

In 2015, Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday arrested Mr Kashamu who was wanted by the United States in about ­20-year-old heroin deal.

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