President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the former First Lady, Marayam Abacha, and family on the death of their son, Abdullahi.
The President, in a statement issued Saturday by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, said his prayers and thoughts were with the family of Abacha as they grieved the passing of the young Abdullahi.
President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and comfort for those who mourned.
Gumsu, wife of Governor Mai Mala Buni and daughter of General Sani Abacha, had broken the news of her brother’s death in a tweet.
“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. I lost my younger brother Abdullahi Sani Abacha. He died in his sleep. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him jannatul firdous, Ameen. Please include him in your prayers,” she wrote.
Abacha ruled as the military head of state after seizing power in 1993. He remained in office till he died in 1998.
Abacha’s seizure of power was the last coup d’etat in the Nigerian military history.