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Two weeks after evacuation from Ukraine, Nigerian final year medical student dies

The late Uzaifa Halilu Modachi, was a final year student of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University, Ukraine, who was preparing for his final year examination before the unfortunate incident.

Two weeks after returning to Nigeria from war-torn Ukraine, one of the 40 students evacuated to Sokoto, has died. The late Uzaifa Halilu Modachi, was a final year student of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University, Ukraine, who was preparing for his final year examination before the unfortunate incident.

Persecondnews recalls that Sokoto State Government, through the Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine, arranged for the evacuation of its students when the war broke out in Ukraine.

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According to the father of the deceased, Mr Habibu Haliru Modachi, who is a serving member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, late Uzaifa, was in Ukraine for three years without returning home for vacation.

“Alhamdu Lilah, God gives and takes away life, and that is 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,” he said.

He has since been buried in Sokoto.

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