How Abacha announced Buhari’s takeover and overthrow

Twenty-one years ago, precisely on 8 June 1998, former Nigeria’s maximum ruler, the late General Sani Abacha died mysteriously in office.

He was a man with peculiar history- he was a symbol of mutiny who announced the overthrow of three consecutive governments in Nigeria. He also symbolised public treasury looting in a proportion never seen in the history of Nigeria nay Africa. More than two decades after his demise, his loots, stashed in so many foreign accounts across the globe, are still being recovered.

On December 31, 1983, as a brigadier in Nigeria Army, he announced the overthrow of civilian government of Alhaji Sheu Shagari. June 2019

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