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Buhari mourns as Abacha’s younger sister dies

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passage of Hajiya Fatima (Fanta) Mohammed, immediate younger sister of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.

She was said to have died at an Abuja hospital after a brief illness and will be buried on Sunday, January 17.

Fatima Fanta, mother of Sen. Basheer Mohammed (Lado), Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), lived to the age of 75.

In a condolence message by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, the president sympathised with the Abacha family, Lado and his siblings as well as the people of Kano State.

He noted that Fanta devoted her time on earth to caring for the less-privileged and godly upbringing of her children.

President Buhari prayed that Allah would console all those mourning her and grant Fanta Aljannatul Firdaus (Paradise).

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