Late General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi son Dead at 54

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John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, the second son of the late former head of state, General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, has died.

According to Daily Trust, the younger Ironsi passed away on Sunday, October 13 at the the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, following a protracted illness.

He was 54-years-old. The death was confirmed by the head of the Ironsi family and former minister of state for defence, Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, on Monday, October 14.

The deceased was born on January 14, 1965 and attended Government College, Umuahia, Abia state and College of Arts and Science, Zaria, Kaduna state, before proceeding to the USA for further studies.

Following his return to Nigeria, he held political positions as special adviser to two different governors of Abia state. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.


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