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Why Announcement Of General Abacha’s Death Was Delayed

Why Announcement Of General Abacha’s Death Was Delayed

On Monday June 8 1998 Nigerians woke up to gossip about the passing of Nigeria’s Head of State late Broad Sani Abacha.His unexpected demise on June 8 1998 shock numerous Nigerians since Nigerian Government deferred the declaration of his passing .

Unfamiliar media stations like the BBC and CNN estimated about the demise of Nigeria’s helmsman saying Nigeria’s Head of state might have passed on.

Be that as it may, Radio Nigeria authoritatively declared the passing of General Abacha around 6 PM before his entombment in Kano the evening of June 8.By then Nigeria doesn’t have various media stations not at all like what is acquired today.

Yet, some credited the postponement because of safety reasons so some dissenter troops may not take advantage of the lucky break to strongly assume control over the public authority.

His progression was followed with discussions as the Temporary decision gathering will not choose till after the entombment of the General in Kano.

Those that were on the line of progression were Lieutenant General Balarabe Haladu,Major General Ishaya Rixi Bamaiyi.

Others are Lt General Jeremiah Timbut Hussein and General Abdul salami Abubakar.But the progression fell on Broad Abubakar who was the Head of Safeguard Staff and third in the chain of importance of in the Temporary decision chamber.

The second in order was the head of General Staff ,Lt.Gen Oladpo Diya who was sentenced in the wake of intending to topple General Abacha around late 1997.