The former MD of the PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu, died in the early hours of Monday morning from the novel coronavirus, according to Daily Sun.

He is the first casualty of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Achimugu is said to have arrived in Nigeria from the UK two weeks ago. He reportedly started showing symptoms of the disease on Tuesday.

His family are said to have reported to the NCDC soon after, with the health authorities coming to the house to take a blood sample.

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They never got back to the family, Daily Sun has learnt.

As of Sunday afternoon, the former PPMC MD was coughing profusely, and the NCDC was called to inquire about his results.

The result shows he tested positive to Coronavirus.

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He was picked up and rushed to the hospital at Gwagwalada, FCT.

Achimugu died at 2 am Monday morning.

His family members are currently under quarantine in their house.

The NCDC will handle the burial.

Credit : Daily Sun.