Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who gave amnesty to armed militants in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, has died, the country's information minister said Wednesday. He was 58.
Yar'Adua had not been seen in public since November, when he went to Saudi Arabia for treatment of an inflammation of tissue around his heart. He was diagnosed with that condition, acute pericarditis, last fall after he complained of chest pain.
He returned to Nigeria in February, but had remained out of sight.
Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has served as the country's acting leader since Yar'Adua fell ill.
My prayer goes to his family at this hard time. And may his soul rest in pace Amen
...when King Uzziah died, Isaiah SAW...
Nigerians have lost a great and visionary leader.Yar'adua was a man of peace.May the soul of our dear president rest in perfect peace.Amen!!
WE PAID NOTHING TO GOD BEFORE HE GAVE US LIFE. WHEN GOD IS READY TO TAKE IT, WHO ARE WE TO COMPLAIN?. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE. AMEN.