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Sani Abacha’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) September 20, 1943

Death Date June 8, 1998

Age of Death 54 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession World Leader

The world leader Sani Abacha died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Military leader and politician who was the de facto president of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. He was a ruthless dictator who was guilty of many human rights violations during his reign.

He raised ten children with his wife Maryam Abacha.

On 8 June 1998, Abacha died in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. He was buried on the same day according to Muslim tradition and without an autopsy, fueling speculation that he may have been assassinated. The government identified the cause of death as a sudden heart attack. It is believed by foreign diplomats, including United States Intelligence analysts, that he may have been poisoned. His chief security officer, Hamza al-Mustapha, believed he was poisoned by Israeli operatives in the company of Yasser Arafat.