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Sani Abacha’s Son Abdullahi Is Dead




One of the sons of former Nigeria military ruler General Sani Abacha, Abdullahi Abacha has died aged 36.

Abacha reportedly died on Saturday at the family’s Nelson Mandela Street residence in Abuja, his sister Fatimah Gumsu Abacha-Buni said.

Mrs Abacha-Buni, the wife of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, announced this on Saturday via Instagram.

She wrote, “Innalillahi wa inna ilahi rajiun (Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return). I lost my younger brother Abdullahi Sani Abacha. He died in his sleep. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him jannatul firdaos (paradise), Ameen. Please include him in your prayers”.


A source quoted by Daily Nigerian said, “He was hale and hearty last night, but was found dead this morning. He died peacefully in his sleep.”

According to reports, the funeral prayer would hold by 4 pm at the National Mosque, Abuja on Saturday.

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling with years of experience in the industry. She holds a BSC in Biology and also obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.