The death of Bala Haruna, a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari went viral on Tuesday, March 5
Haruna who hails from Bauchi in northern Nigeria spent 10 minutes inside a gutter and gulped sewer water after Buhari won the presidential election – He reportedly died of gastrointestinal bleeding days later following the daring and bizarre celebration stunt A staunch supporter of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has died after bizzare public stunt following announcement of poll results. Bala Haruna had vowed to spend 10 minutes inside a gutter and drink the drainage water if 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 plunged himself into a filthy gutter and drunk sewer water. His act immediately sent social media into a frenzy after his photos went viral on the internet. However, on Tuesday, March 5, he was pronounced died in the hospital after battling with gastrointestinal bleeding for days as a result of the 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 were 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.