Umaru Dikko Dies

Former Nigeria’s minister of transport in the second republic and prominent northern politician, Umaru Dikko, is dead. Dikko died today at a London hospital. He had suffered three episodes of stroke in recent times and his health had deteriorated.

Dikko was 78 years old.

In 1984, on the orders of the military regime under Gen. Buhari, Dikko was kidnapped, drugged and put in a diplomatic package to be smuggled unconsciously back to Nigeria. This was however foiled by the UK police who arrested the perpetrators.

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