Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi, Wife of Former Nigerian Military Ruler Is Dead

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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.

 

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