JUST IN: Ex-Nigeria’s First Lady, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, is Dead

Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

Former Nigeria’s First Lady, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

Angeladaviesblog reports that Nigeria’s First Lady, Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi who was the widow of Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, the first Nigerian military head of state died in the early hours of Monday close family friend disclosed.

She would have clocked 98 on November 21. Victoria never remarried after the death of her husband.

Her late husband, Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi seized power during a national chaos following January 15, 1966, military coup.

He became the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government and was killed on July 29, 1966, during a counter-coup.

 

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