Abacha’s younger sister dies at 75

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Fatima Mohammed, younger sister of late Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, has passed on.

She died aged 75 and was the mother of Senator Basheer Mohammed.

In a statement on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that the deceased devoted her time on earth to care for the less-privileged.

The statement signed by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari expresses condolences over the passage of Hajiya Fatima (Fanta) Garba Mohammed, immediate younger sister of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, and mother of Senator Basheer Mohammed (Lado), Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

“The President sympathises with the Abacha family, Sen. Lado and his siblings as well as the people of Kano State, noting that Hajia Fanta, who lived to the age of 75, devoted her time on earth to caring for the less-privileged and godly upbringing of her children.

“President Buhari prays that Allah will console all those who mourn and grant Hajiya Fanta Aljannatul Firdaus.”

The statement was silent on the time of her death.


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