Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Bandits kill 13 police officers in Zamfara

 


13 policemen and three others were killed in an attack carried out on the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday, July 18. 

Daily Trust reported that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but was repelled by soldiers.

A resident identified as Kabir Dansada said; 

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest.

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area."

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