Adamu Mohammed, a teacher, whose heartrending story of his battle with cancer PREMIUM TIMES reported in August 2015, has succumbed to the terminal disease.
The death of Mr. Mohammed, 43, was announced Friday by his friend, Ndama Abubakar, the managing director of Newsline Newspapers.
“I thought your readers will be interested in this story as the final chapter in the gory and heartrending struggles in Adamu’s life,” Mr. Ndama told PREMIUM TIMES.
“The deceased’s family is grateful to you, and asked me to convey their Ramadan best wishes to you. May God reward you with al janna firdaus for publishing Adamu’s plight, which went a long way to generate funds for palliative treatment and helped him to live this long.”
According to Mr. Ndama, the teacher died in Paiko, Niger State, where he was reportedly waiting to raise about $19,000 (N3.2m) for treatment for surgical excision of the affected portion of his skull.
The Indian doctors at Primus International Specialty Hospital in Abuja had warned that unless he reported immediately at their parent hospital in India with the money for surgical excision of the affected portion of the skull, the disease would degenerate and engulf all of the face.
At the time, Mr. Mohammed, father of four, was already decaying while alive.
It is not clear how much was raised for him as his friend did not give those details in a mail sent to this newspaper.