Groom dies hours after his wedding in Sokoto

Family and friends of a young Nigerian man, Shehu Lili Kofar Atiku, who died barely 24 hours after his wedding, have taken to social media to mourn his tragic passing.

Kofar Atiku tied the knot with his heartthrob in Sokoto state on Sunday, October 30 and died on Monday morning, October 31.

A family friend, Shamsudeen Buratai, who gave details of Kofar’s death, said he died after a sudden illness.

“Shehu is my childhood friend and a family friend for over 3 decades. He had acute malaria which would strike him every harmattan. So like any other year, the illness struck this year, around September, to which he took medications and regained his health.

“Just this morning, around 9 am, Shehu came out and met us where we exchanged normal pleasantries. All of a sudden he began to feel something strange and said to us that he suspected it was his malaria that wanted to come back. Next thing he slumped and that was it”, he said.

Another friend of the deceased, Al’ameen Rufa’i Hussaini wrote,

“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return 😭😭😭 Oh God forgive Shehu Lili Kofar Atiku Yesterday Sunday his wedding was held, Allah take his life this morning.”

The deceased has been buried according to Islamic rites.

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