Breaking: Tragedy as NDLEA Boss' First Wife Dies After Brief Illness

Breaking: Tragedy as NDLEA Boss' First Wife Dies After Brief Illness

  • The family of Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.) has been thrown into mourning following the death of his wife, Zainab Marwa
  • Hajiya Zainab's death was confirmed to have occured in the early hours of Saturday, January 7, after a brief illness
  • The deceased is survived by four adult children, 10 grandchildren as well as siblings and an aged mother

Hajiya Zainab Marwa, the first wife of Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is dead.

The Cable reports that her death was made known in a statement issued by the family on Saturday, January 7.

Mohammed Buba Marwa
The first wife of Mohammed Buba Marwa died at the age of 66 after a brief illness. Photo credit: NDLEA
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It was gathered that Zainab died in the early hours of the day after a brief illness at the age of 66, The Punch added.

The 66-year-old from Imo state is survived by four adult children: Abubakar, Mohamed Jr, Mariam and Zainab, and 10 grandchildren, siblings and an aged mother.

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The deceased during her lifetime championed the course of women and the girl child.

Tears as prominent ex-governor's wife dies in US hospital previously reported that Njideka Ezeife, the wife of a former governor of Anambra who is also an an elder statesman, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is dead.

Njideka died after a brief illness at a US hospital as disclosed in a statement released by Prof Charles Nwekeaku, the secretary of Igbo Elders Forum.

Nwekeaku said the former first lady had planned to return to Nigeria on Monday, December 13, but fell sick suddenly.

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Meanwhile, Lady Abiola Wayas, the widow of late former Senate president, Dr. Joseph Wayas, has passed away in a London hospital.

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This was disclosed in a condolence statement released by Cross River state governor Ben Ayade's deputy chief press secretary, Linus Obogo, on Tuesday, December 28.

Governor Ayade described the news of the death of Lady Wayas as shocking and devastating.

He said:

“it is a blow too heavy to take, especially when we are still struggling to come to terms with the painful death of her husband and father, Dr. Joseph Wayas.”


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