Nigeria, April 18 -- President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died Friday of coronavirus, has been buried in Abuja.

Mr Kyari was interred at exactly 11:20 a.m. at the military cemetery in Abuja's Gudu neighbourhood amidst tears from family members and supporters.

The men who lowered the remains of Mr Kyari, from Borno State, were in full personal protective equipment as required by the ministry of health in the burial of coronavirus victims.

Mr Kyari died on Friday at a private hospital in Lagos, about four weeks after he was confirmed positive for COVID-19 after he returned from a trip in Germany.

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