Ebele Enyioma, Umuahia
Former First Lady, Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi is Dead.
Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, was the wife of Nigeria’s first millitary late head of state, Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi.
The former first lady died today being Monday at 97 years of age. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021.
Victoria’s husband Aguiyi-Ironsi was the nation’s first indigenous GOC as well as supreme commander of the National Military Government for six months before being overthrown and assassinated in the 1966 Nigerian counter-coup.
Efforts to reach her first son Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi proved abortive as calls placed to his phone as well as text messages were not responded to.