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Da Nelson Bakfur Death: He stood for what was right – Buhari reacts

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the passing of the traditional ruler of Mangu, Mishakagham Mwaghavul, His Royal Highness, Da Nelson A. Bakfur.

The President said that Bakfur would be sorely missed by his people and the nation.

Buhari sent condolences to the Government and people of Plateau State, particularly Mangu Local Council, Mangu Traditional Council and Mwaghavul-speaking people in North Central, urging solace in the good works of the traditional ruler, whose interest in the peace and unity of the country was evident.

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This was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday.

President Buhari believed the departed leader “stood for what was right in community development, lived to promote the values of fairness and justice as custodian of the tradition, and roundly advocated trust in God and love for neighbours and visitors.”

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As the revered traditional ruler cedes the throne of his ancestors, the President urged family, friends and associates to approximate his values and remain steadfast in sustaining his legacies.

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