Abdullahi Sani Abacha, the son of the late Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha, has passed away.
His sister, Fatimah Gumsu Abacha-Buni, who is the First Lady of Yobe State, announced this on Saturday via her verified Instagram page.
He died in his sleep, at the family’s residence in Nelson Mandela Street, Abuja.
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”.
Funeral prayers would be held at the National Mosque in Abuja at 4 p.m.
The deceased is one of the nine children of the former Head of State.