Sani Abacha’s son dies at 36

Sani Abacha son Abdullahi

Abdullahi Abacha, one of the sons of the late military ruler Sani Abacha, has died aged 36.

Abacha 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.”

The news outfit gathered that the funeral prayer would hold by 4 pm at the National Mosque, Abuja on Saturday.

Born in 1987, the deceased was one of nine children left behind by the dictator.