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BREAKING: Ex-Nigerian First Lady Is Dead

BREAKING: Ex-Nigerian First Lady Is Dead


The wife of Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe (J.T.U.) Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first military head of state, Chief Mrs. Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

She died in the early hours of Monday, aged 97.

Born on November 21, 1923, she was the second First Lady of Nigeria from January 16, 1966 to July 29, 1996 when her husband was assassinated in in counter military coup carried out by Nigerian military officers of Northern extraction.

Aguiyi-Ironsi was killed in Ibadan in the countercoup led by Murtala Muhammed and which led to the installtion of Yakubu Gowon as head of state.

Reflecting on her life since after the gruesome murder of her husband in an interview with The Guardian newspaper on June 3, 2016, she said.

“The truth is that 29th of July this year will be 50 years since my husband was killed. By then, I had eight children. I have seen hell and at the same time, I have seen heaven.”Major General J.T.U. Aguyi-Ironsi

Major General J.T.U. Aguyi-Ironsi

Following the killing of her husband, Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, who never re-married, raised their beautiful and God-fearing children alone and they all went on to play important roles in Nigeria’s development.


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