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Former Nigerian First Lady, Aguiyi-Ironsi’s Wife, Victoria Is Dead

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Chief Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi, widow of the late Main-Basic Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first army head of state, is useless.

She reportedly died within the early hours of Monday, aged 97.



Born on November 21, 1923, she was the second First Woman of Nigeria between January 16, 1966 and July 29, 1996, when her husband was assassinated in a counter army coup.

Aguiyi-Ironsi was killed in Ibadan within the coup led by Murtala Muhammed. 

Reflecting on her life after the ugly homicide of her husband in an interview with The Guardian newspaper on June 3, 2016, she stated.

“The reality is that twenty ninth of July this 12 months can be 50 years since my husband was killed. By then, I had eight kids.

I’ve seen hell and on the similar time, I’ve seen heaven.”
 

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