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Sani Abacha

Nigerian leader

Died when: 54 years 261 days
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Sani Abacha General Sani Abacha GCFR (; 20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian military general, kleptocrat , and dictator who served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. He was also Chief of Army Staff between 1985 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff between 1990 to 1993; and Minister of Defence. In 1993, Abacha became the first Nigerian soldier to attain the rank of a full military general without skipping a single rank. His rule saw the achievement of several economic feats and also recorded human rights abuses and several political assassinations.
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