Son of ex-Head of State, Aguiyi Ironsi dies at 54

John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, son of the former Nigerian Head of State, Aguiyi Ironsi has died.

According to Daily Trust, the younger Aguiyi Ironsi, who is the second son of the late army general died on Sunday. He was reported to have been ill before his death.

John Aguiyi Ironsi died aged 54 at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State. The head of the Ironsi family, Thomas Ironsi, has confirmed the death.

Late John Aguiyi Ironsi who is survived by a wife and a daughter was born on January 14, 1965, attended Government College, Umuahia, Abia State and College of Arts and Science, Zaria, Kaduna State. He travelled to the USA for further studies. After he returned to Nigeria, he held political positions as Special Adviser to two different governors of Abia State.

General Aguiyi Ironsi, his father, was the first military Head of State of Nigeria.

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