Nigerians React Over The Death Of Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff, Oladipo Diya

Nigerians have reacted to the death of Oladipo Diya, the late dictator General Sani Abacha’s former Head of State.

According to a statement signed on behalf of the family by his son, Oyesinmilola Diya, the late general died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 78.

According to news accounts, Diya served as former President Sani Abacha’s chief of staff from 1994 until 1997.

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He was imprisoned and condemned to death for treason in 1997, but was released following Abacha’s death in 1998.

After the news, some netizens resorted to the microblogging network Twitter to share their feelings on the retired general’s death.

See some of the reactions below.

@oshoemm wrote: “It’s the turn of Diya now, remember one day, it will reach mine and urs. Let’s always add death to our plans. May his soul rest in Peace.

@Dun1214700 wrote: “Some say 78. Some 79. Anyways RIP Gen Diya. The drama ends!”

@21136ecada7c468 wrote: “The way all living things go; rest in peace, I pray Heaven makes your journey light in the measure with which you’ve helped His children, at a certain point you had the privilege to lead!”

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@JayeolaTola wrote: “Ahhh. The end of an era. We pray for the repose of his soul. He has come, he has seen and has conquered. God will give the Nation Nigeria and the family the fortitude to bear this loss.”

@Lifeofgracechuk wrote: “Oh former chief of staff to Sani Abacha and vice president. Great man indeed. Requiescat in pace(RIP).”

@SemiNigerian wrote: “Former military administrator, Retired General Oladipo Diya has passed on at 79, a statement from his family says. May his soul Rest in Peace.”


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