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CityMirrorNews Today In History: General Sani Abacha Died, Clocked 24 Years



General Sani Abacha (GCFR),was born in September ,1943 in Kano, the Northern Region of Nigeria and died while in office in June , 1998 at the age of 54 in the State House,Aso Rock, Abuja, Nigeria.

Abacha was a Nigerian general who ruled as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. He seized power on 17 November 1993 in the last successful coup d’etat in the military history of Nigeria.

He was the Chief of Army Staff between 1985 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff between 1990 to 1993; and Minister of Defence. Abacha became the first Nigerian Army officer to attain the rank of a full military general without skipping a single rank.

Today marks exactly 24 years after his demise, May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcoming and grant him Aljanah Firdaus.

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