The former First Lady of Nigeria, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, died at 97.
A close family ally disclosed that she died on Monday morning.
She was the widow of the first Nigerian military head of state, Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi.
Her husband was killed in Ibadan in a countercoup led by Murtala Mohammed.
Late Mrs. Aguiyi-Ironzi was born on 21st November, 1923 became the second First Lady of Nigeria from 16 January 1966 to 29 July 1996.
She married Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as a student of Holy Rosary Convent School, Okigwe in 1953 at the aged of 16.