THE wife of a former military head of state, Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.
According to a statement signed by a member of the family, Ambassador Tom Aguiyi-Ironsi, she passed away in the early hours of Monday August 23, 2021 at the age of 97.
Going by her birth date, she would have been 98 on November 21, 2021.
Her husband, the late Major General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi, was Nigeria’s head of state between January 17, 1966 and July 29, 1966 when he was assassinated in a countercoup.
Details of her burial will be announced by the family.