Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

  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.

18 killed as armed bandits raid five Kaduna communities


Eighteen people, including a police officer, have reportedly been killed in attacks by armed bandits on five communities in Chawai chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

It was gathered that the attacks occurred on Monday morning, August 2, in Kigom, Kikoba, Kishisho, and Ungwan Magaji communities.

A resident of Kigom, who preferred anonymity, told Daily Trust that the attackers invaded the community in large numbers, shooting sporadically. One person died in the attack, he added.

It was further gathered that six persons were reportedly killed at Ungwan Magaji, six in Kikoba, one from Kigom, and five from Kishisho.

“The invaders destroyed property worth millions of naira including farmlands in the affected areas,” the resident said. 


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