Ironsi, an excellent soldier, great patriot —Aisha Buhari

  |   Nigeria News

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, weekend, described Nigeria's First Military Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi as an excellent soldier and great patriot.

The tribute was the highlight of eulogies after a Mass at St. Finbarrs Catholic Church, Umuahia, Abia State to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the late patriot whom the wife of the President also defined as 'a soldier's-soldier who stood for everything good about Nigeria.'

Aguiyi-Ironsi excelled as Equerry to the Queen Elizabeth in 1949; as Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in the Congo in 1960; as the General Officer Commanding the Nigerian Army I965; as well as Military Head of State in 1966 who from all indications, stood for one united and and indivisible Nigeria."

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