By Mustapha Muhammad Tukur
Residents of Kofar Atiku area of Sokoto State woke up on Monday to the biggest shock of their lives as one of their own, Shehu Lili, passed away barely 24 hours after his wedding ceremony.
Lili reportedly died after a sudden illness.
A family friend, Shamsudeen, popularly known as Buratai, told Daily Star that the groom shower of late Lili took place around 5 pm on Sunday and he passed away Monday around.
“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”, Shamsu said.
The funeral prayer is currently taking place at his family residence in Kofar Atiku, Sokoto.