Gen. Aguiyi-Ironsi’s wife dies 55 years after husband’s killing in coup

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The wife of a late former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria reportedly died on Monday.

She was aged 97.

Her death came 55 years after her husband was killed in a bloody coup d’etat while he was on a state visit to Ibadan.

The late Victoria who was 42 when her husband was killed in a bloody coup d’etat, refused to remarry following the national tragedy.

Her husband, who was the Supreme Commander and head of the Nigerian government, was killed in Oyo State, on July 29, 1966.

 

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