Barrister Abdullahi Nyako, the Private Secretary to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is dead.

After a brief illness, he passed away this Thursday morning in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The deceased was a lawyer from Adamawa State.

Atiku expressed his condolences to Abdullahi’s family in a series of tweets.

He tweeted ;

“Barr. Abdullahi Nyako was more than an aide; he was family to me in every sense of the word. He served me with loyalty and diligence. He will be sorely missed,” he tweeted.

“On behalf of my family, I convey my deepest condolences to the Abdullahi family and pray that the Almighty Allah will comfort and strengthen them. May Allah forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen. -AA”