The death of Bala Haruna, a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari went viral on Tuesday, March 5
– Haruna, a Bauchi-based man, spent 10 minutes inside a gutter and drank drainage water after Buhari won the presidential election
– He is said to have died of gastrointestinal bleeding days after his action
A staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari has died after bizzare public stunt following Buhari’s re-election.
Bala Haruna had vowed to spend 10 minutes inside a gutter and drink the drainage water if President Buhari won the contested presidential election.
True to his words, immediately Buhari was declared winner of the February 23, 2019, presidential election, Haruna made good his promise as he swam in a gutter and drunk sewer water.
He immediately sent social media into a frenzy after his photos went viral on the internet.
However, on Tuesday, March 5, he was reported to have died in the hospital after battling with gastrointestinal bleeding for days after his public stunt.
According to The Guardian, Haruna was rushed to the hospital after complaining of severe abdominal pains and severe stooling of blood for two days.
After series of tests conducted, he was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bleeding (GI bleed), which was contacted from the contaminated water he drank.
Haruna was among thousands of Buhari’s supporters who came out to celebrate his victory in many northern states.
Nigeria’s Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Buhari’s victory is a confirmation that Nigerians appreciate him and his administration’s pro-people policies.