Abubakar Idris’ mother, commonly known as Dadiyata, the social media critic, has died.
The deceased, 66, died on Tuesday at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna, where she was being treated.
Her sons, Aminu and Usman, confirmed her death, saying she was brought to the hospital about midnight and subsequently placed on oxygen as doctors struggled to stabilise her.
Usman stated that their late mother suffered from an ulcer and high blood pressure.
He, on the other hand, stated that she was well on Monday and had visited numerous people, including one of their cousins who had died.
“When she went to bed, she was fine.” “However, she awoke at midnight unable to speak, she got unconscious, and she was transported to the hospital,” he explained.
He stated that her janaizah prayer will take place after Asr prayer at the family house on Gombe road, after which she will be buried in Kaduna’s Tudun Wada burial yard.
The deceased’s well-known son vanished in the early hours of August 2, 2019, and all efforts to locate him have been futile.
Dadiyata, who would have been 37 this year, was allegedly kidnapped from his house in Barnawa, Kaduna.
Malama Khadija, a lecturer in the department of English and Linguistics at Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State, had gotten home about 1am and was on the phone when thugs seized him, forced him back into his car, and drove away, according to his wife.
In a 2020 interview with Daily Trust, Dadiyata’s mother expressed optimism that she will one day be reunited with her son.
“I have committed my fate to Allah, and I know that with all the prayers from well-wishers, he will be released when Allah says so.” “But my prayer is that I live long enough to see that day,” she had remarked.