UPDATE: Abba Kyari reportedly died in a Lagos based hospital at about 9:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2020. The hospital, First Cardiology Consultants, was not an accredited centre for the treatment of the virus.
According to multiple reports, the private funeral rights of the recently deceased Abba Kyari is ongoing.
The remains of the former Chief of Staff to President Buhari arrived Abuja from Lagos at about 11:00 am on Saturday, April 18, 2020, as confirmed by Bashir Ahmad, PA to the President on New Media.
The 81-year-old Statesman is being buried according to Islamic rites.
The remains of Mallam Abba Kyari has arrived in Abuja where he will later today, be buried according to Islamic rites. pic.twitter.com/gDSupCmNit
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 18, 2020
Ahmad’s announcement coupled with pictures making the rounds from Kyari’s burial have caused an instant uproar by Nigerians.
FLASH: Social Distancing Violated As Abba Kyari Is Buried In Abuja pic.twitter.com/5KRhGt77XH
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) April 18, 2020
Example of social distancing?
— Mamazeus Movie Reviews (@Mamazeus_) April 18, 2020
How about this? pic.twitter.com/Yqb0GyfMtZ
— Bunny of unilorin (@bunyamintunde) April 18, 2020
Why will he be given an open burial? Didn't he die of infectious disease? So he wants to infect more people abi? NCDC should please do their job!
— Onyedika Nwankwo (@onyedikachika) April 18, 2020