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Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff, General Diya Is Dead




The former Chief of State to the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, Oladipo Diya, a retired general, has died at the age of 78.

Naija News reports that this was made known in the early hours of Sunday by his family.

Oyesinmilola Diya, in a statement signed on behalf of the family, said the late general died today.

Diya served as the chief of general staff to former head of state Sani Abacha between 1994 and 1997.

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He was arrested and sentenced to death for alleged treason in 1997 but regained freedom after Abacha died in 1998.

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