10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kudirat Abiola

Today marks the 20th year anniversary of the death of Late Kudirat Abiola.

She was murdered in cold blood ostensibly because she believed that an electoral mandate given to her husband during the June 12, 1993, democratic election could not simply be set aside.

INFORMATION NIGERIA brings to you in this piece 10 things you probably didn’t know about Kudirat Abiola.

Alhaja Kudirat Abiola or Kudirat Abiola  was assassinated whilst her husband, Moshood Abiola was being detained by the Nigerian Government

She was born in 1951 in Zaria in Nigeria.

She attended Muslim Girls High School, Ijebu Ode.

She got married to Chief Abiola at age 21.

Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was the second and senior wife of her husband.

Her children with her husband were Yusau Olalekan, Hafsat ,Olaronke, Abdul Muman, Hadi, Moriam and Khafila.

Her husband had over sixty other children.

According to accounts her murder was ordered and  carried out by six men.

She died in her car as a result of injuries sustained from machine gun fire. Her driver also died.

Her personal assistant who was later accused of being involved with her assassins was in the car but was not hurt.

 

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