Popular assassinations that shook Nigeria: Prominent personalities in Nigeria have had their lives cut short with no clue as to the people behind their deaths. The deaths of these individuals continue to be a shocking mystery to the people as their murders and assassinations remain unsolved. Though there have been many assassinations, below is a quick run down of five top assassinations in Nigeria’s history.
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1. Dele Giwa:
A prominent Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch, Dele Giwa, was assassinated on 19 October, 1986 in his home at House 25, Talabi Crescent, off Talabi Street on Adeniyi Jones Avenue. He received a mail package which unknown to him was a letter bomb and became the first victim of such a heinous crime. The incident occurred barely two days after he had been interviewed by State Security Service (SSS) officials and he is believed to have been assassinated for his criticism of the then military government.