Famous for several reasons, most especially his looting prowess Nigerians have decided not to forget the deed of the most callous military leader the country has ever had.
Abacha grew Nigeria's foreign reserves from $494million in 93 to $9.6bn by 97 while reducing external debt from $36bn in 93 to $27bn by 97. While History will remember him as a Dictator n a murderer, same history will remember him for putting structures across the nation. #Abacha
— Mustapha Garko (@Mr_garko) June 7, 2018
The death of Ken Saro-Wiwa cannot be easily erased from the minds of Nigerians. Twenty years after his death Nigerians have not said it all yet, they still have a lot of things to say about him and it is quite shocking that this memory will linger on for a longer time.
Dunno if any symbolism here.
Abacha jailed MKO, winner of June 12 election. His regime murdered MKO’s wife Kudirat, on June 4.
Abacha went down on June 8, hemmed in by June 4 and June 12; in the shadows of two of the most important days on the road to Nigeria’s democracy.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) June 8, 2018
It is hard to forget MKO and the famous June 12 election, the death of Abiola and his wife Kudirat who was a strong force in his political growth.
The entire idea and mystery surrounding his death has not be made sure, well people still think Abacha most have been fed with a poisonous Apple.
RIP Sani Abacha. 20 years today. The evil you did in this world was too much.
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) June 7, 2018
Such a legacy, younger Nigerians will live to see this act of generosity from this callous ruler.
Abacha killed Kudirat Abiola, jailed her husband MKO Abiola & denied him his mandate.
These all lead to Abiola’s death in jail.
But Buhari rates Abacha a hero.
Same Buhari is awarding a posthumous GCFR to Abiola.
How do you define a fraud please? https://t.co/YAIO3RcSik
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) June 6, 2018
Something happened in Ibadan exactly 20 years ago. A city of seven million people took to the streets dancing upon learning that Abacha had died. From Ijokodo where I was that day, you could hear the roar of UI and polytechnic students even in the din of Ijokodo itself.
— Tade Ipadeola⚖️ (@tadepen) June 8, 2018
Nigerians will forever hold-on to the history this man made even as the year rolls-by. His deeds are certainly going to out live him, just as the loots he gazed from the country will continue to outlive his family.