One of the 40 students evacuated from Ukraine to Nigeria over the ongoing war the country and Russia, Uzaifa Halilu Modachi, has died.
Modachi who returned to Nigeria two weeks ago was said to have been preparing for his final-year medical examination at the Zaporizhzhia State Medical University in Ukraine before the war with Russia began.
Father of the deceased, Habibu Modachi, who is a serving member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, said the deceased has since been buried in Sokoto state. According to Modachi, late Uzaifa was in Ukraine for three years without returning home for vacation.
“Alhamdu Lilah, God gives and take away life, and that’s how he wanted it to happen, there is no doubt about it.
Had it been he died in Ukraine so many things would be said about him, that he was either killed by the Russian bombardment or had an accident or even accidentally shot and killed by the Ukrainian Army.
We are grateful to God for having him die before us, we also thank the Nigerian government particularly Sokoto state for taking a hasty decision to evacuate them before the full escalation of the War in Ukraine.”the distraught father said