Abdullahi, Sani Abacha’s son, ‘dies in his sleep’
Abdullahi, the son of Sani Abacha, late former head of state, has died.
The announcement was made by Gumsu Sani Abacha, his sister, via a tweet on Saturday.
According to the post, Abdullahi died in the early hours of the day.
Mr Abacha died peacefully in his sleep at the family’s Nelson Mandela Street residence, Abuja.
“He was hale and hearty last night, but was found dead this morning. He died peacefully in his sleep,” said a source.
“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. I lost my younger brother Abdullahi Sani Abacha,” she wrote.
Gumi disclosed that her younger brother died in his sleep.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him jannatul firdous, Ameen. Please include him in your prayers,” she added.
The funeral prayer would hold by 4pm at the National Mosque, Abuja on Saturday.
Born in 1987, the deceased was one of the nine children left behind by the late military leader.