Gen. Buhari loses eldest daughter, Zulaiha Buhari

Buhari UPDATE: 40-year-old Zulaiha died during child birth on Thursday at Nasarawa Hospital, a private clinic in Marafa, Kaduna.

According to the Deputy State Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Alhaji Bashir Saidu, the deceased was married to Captain Mahmud Junaid, a retired Army officer.

Zulaiha was born on December 5, 1972. She studied at the Department of Economics Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

She left behind Amira, Moh’d and the two-day-old baby girl.

Earlier report…

The eldest daughter of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari has died.

Zulaihatu Buhari died this evening (Thursday) in Kaduna.

Zulaiha Buhari

Zulaiha will be put to rest in Kaduna this night according to Islamic right.

Gen. Buhari was a Major General in the Nigerian Army and a former military ruler from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985.

He also ran unsuccessfully for the office of the President of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. He is a native of Daura in Katsina State of Nigeria.

May the soul of his daughter rest in peace!


  1. Henry Reply

    May ur soul Rest in peace. Amen


    May her soul rest in peace. She died a matyr insha-Allah. This is because in Islam, a Muslimat that died during child labour (from a legitimate marriage) died a shahidat, and her reward is the paradise. General take heart you love her, but Allah loves her more than you do.

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  4. Emai Reply

    r i p

  5. Anonymous Reply

    Allah yajikanki Allah yamiki rahama yasa kinacikin Aljanah

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