Zainab, the first wife of Brig Gen Buba Marwa (rtd), chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is dead.
A statement by the family said Zainab died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.
Zainab Marwa, a native of Imo state, was 66 years old.
An advocate for the advancement of women and the girl child, she left behind her four children: Abubakar, Mohamed, Mariam and Zainab, and 10 grandchildren as well as her siblings and aged mother.
The family will announce a burial plan at a later date, the statement added.