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4 top personalities who died in Aso Rock

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The official residence and workplace of Nigeria’s President the The Aso Rock Presidential Villa  since 1991, when Nigeria moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja has seen some death. 

Some of the deaths that the most protected presidential state house in Africa has seen include that of the then Head of State General Sani Abacha, President Musa Yar’Adua, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, 

General Sani Abacha died in June 1998 he was the head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998 

He was also Chief of Army Staff between 1985 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff between 1990 to 1993; and Minister of Defence. 

In 1993, Abacha became the first Nigerian soldier to attain the rank of a full military general without skipping a single rank. 

The 13th president of Nigeria  President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died  on the 5th May 2010 

He was governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. 

He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. 

He was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). 

In 2009, Yar’Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. 

He returned to Nigeria on 24 February 2010, where he died on 5 May. 

Also Mrs. Stella Obasanjo  the First Lady of Nigeria died in October 2005 

She was the wife of former president Olusegun Obasanjo 

She died while undergoing elective liposuction abroad . 

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari died on 17th of April 2020. 

He died in Lagos where he was receiving treatment after contracting Coronavirus COVID-19 which has killed over hundreds in the world.