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EXPOSED! 5 Popular Unsolved Assassinations in Nigeria’s History [..PHOTOS Included]

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2. Bola Ige

#2:. Bola Ige

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Federal Minister of Justice as at the time of his death, Bola Ige was born James Ajibola Idowu Ige. The prominent lawyer and politician died in Ibadan on December 23, 2001 after he was shot death by unknown gunmen.

Bola Ige was also a strong agitator against the imposition of Sharia Law in the northern states of Nigeria. He had been about to take the position as Africa’s Representative on the United Nations International Law Commission before the assassination.

3. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

#3:. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Born on 25 October, 1900, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was an educator and activist who provided leadership for women rights in the ‘50s. She saw to the successful abolishment of separate tax rates for women and actively campaigned for women votes.

She was seen as a threat by the government for her activism and in 1978, she was thrown from a third floor window at her son, Fela’s compound by armed military personnel.

She lapsed into a coma and died on 13 April 1978 from injuries sustained. One of her grandsons Seun Kuti has alleged the federal government killed her and demands an apology following intentions to immortalize her with the then proposed N5000 note. No such apology has been tendered yet.


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