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Aguyi-Ironsi’s widow dies at 91

Widow of late Nigerian Head of State, Major General Johnson T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi’s, Chief Mrs. Victoria Ironsi is dead.

Victoria, who was born on 21 November 1923, passed away at the age of 97.

She was recognised as the second First Lady in Nigeria, from 16 January 1966 to 29 July 1996 – during General Aguiyi-Ironsi’s reign as the first Nigerian military head of state.

He was assassinated in Ibadan on July 29, 1966 during a countercoup led by Murtala Muhammed that led to the installation of Yakubu Gowon as Head of State.

Following his death, the widow never re-married.

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