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10 Years After: How Do You Remember Abacha?

I remember 10 years ago, we didn't get the information on time (it was all rumours) until the evening of that day June 8 1998 when I saw people celebrating! We thought it was a riot, and started scampering helter-skelter! People rejoiced!

So, drop your experience of that day, if you are old enough

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I don't remember him anymore. I have erased him from my thoughts.

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sama piece of poo he was b4 he died

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Abacha was a brutal dictator, there was no freedom of the press and people lived in fear. IBB and Abdulsalami

can say all they want regarding his graft, but the records are there for all to see. The Swiss have

repatriated hundreds of millions of dollars of Abacha's stolen loot.

Many people lived in exile while he was in power. Besides his intervention in Sierra Leone and Liberia, I really

don't have anything good to say about him.

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I REMEMBER HIM AS ONE OF THE BIG THIEVES THIS COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED THOUGH OTHER THIEVES RECENTLY SAID HE WAS A SAINT AND HE DID NOT STEAL OUR MONEY.THANK GOD SOME AMOUNT OF MONEY HE STOLE,SORRY INVESTED HAD BEEN RECOVERED

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the guy did a lot of evil but i must say when he needs to act,he does so without sentiments,like when he did the unthinkable when he removed the dasuki and installed another one there, thats all i can think of lol

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I was at school when the news came! Picture all these students quietly seated listening to our teacher Mrs Adeleke (a usually strict lady) teach English. In walks our Math teacher RUNNING, her eyes wide as she shrieks that Abacha is dead! Mrs Adeleke looks stunned for a moment her face showing her neurons working around this information then she launches into, "Aso to ba dara ko ra fo more!" And we go mad and start dancing and jumping on desks like they just announced that every home will receive N1,500,000 as our share of the oil wealth! It's something I will NEVER forget!

And please people---

I know it's easy to say, "Ah compared to peeps like Babangida and Abacha, Baba is a blessing!" but let's not be fooled for one minute. Baba is the one that has signed and engendered relations with China signing away whatever meagre dregs are left of our resources to those yellow pawpaw swines that will not blink twice once they are done using us till all that's left is a dead corpse! He's the one under whom many more years of blatant, irresponsible politics has happened who campaigned for another term so he can syphon more money and sign away more things because the one he had done was not enough! Please! Nigeria is forever plagued with leaders that have poo and greed for brains and like another thread mentions I think that shows an intrinsic problem with us as a people.

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Nigeria has really lost its moral compass. A dictator that had his opponents imprisoned, tortured, framed up in phony coup plots or murdered, and that so destroyed Nigeria's image that it was suspended from the Commonwealth is being feted as a national patriot. Meanwhile OBJ is vilified as the "worst thing to ever happen to Nigeria".

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I remember him as one of the bastards who destroyed my father's land.

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if i could remeber 1 thing, it was the way people celebrated.i was on broad street then i saw people (even military men) celebrating,and i thought i had missed a nigeria friendly match pre france98.i was actually a sad sight that a man could live his life in such a horrible manner a people would celebrate at his death.may God help us all to live positive life.

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I remember the dark goggled eyed tyrant that died on top of exotic indian hookers!

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After so many years of reading the bible I nver thought one day that I will the meet devil. Abacha so demonstrated the need for Jesus. Funny a enough some idiots can come out and say abacha was a saint I guess you know the saying birds of the same feather flock together. Probably die together can you imagine evil prasing evil

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The useless thief was erased from my memory.

This just added more stress to my day, now that I remember him. hissssss

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I remember him as some dark-googled evil dictator who trumpeted the will of the people and stashed away billions for him and his family. He is the caricature of a vile-driven, incompetent and kleptomaniac african dictator.

Pray we never experience people like that. I was happy he died! Pray more of them like that do!

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I don't know y the media can't spare us his remembrance. Sincerely I have deleted him from my memory as one of our presidents

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I didn't even remember him until I saw a remembrance message done for him on TV. I have even forgot him since then until, I see this thread now.

The truth is whether he was a saint or not it's better not to remember a man of that character. I will rather use my time thinking of how to correct all the errors in my life as an individual.

May he rest in peace (if he deserve the rest)

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If those heroines (prostitutes from India) hadn't killed Abacha, I would have done it myself. Imagine someone who brought misery and hopelessness to Nigeria - now they are calling him a saint. Tufiakwa! (spit)

If you wish to make comparisons to OBJ - unlike Abacha, he brought hope to the country in the midst of hopelessness and decay. Not many people can do more than he's done, in terms of resuscitating Nigeria. Baba has his flaws, he isn't a saint either. But for what it's worth, I think he's better than Abacha.

10 years after, how do I remember Abacha? Abacha was a nightmare I'd rather forget.

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