Tafawa Balewa’s wife. Image: Control TV NG

Jummai Balewa, the wife of Nigeria’s only Prime Minister killed during a coup, Tafawa Balewa, has died following some protracted illness, Concise News has learned.

A family source told Control TV Nigeria from Bauchi that Jummai Balewa died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday.

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Concise News understands that recently, she was in India for medical treatment after which she was discharged last week and returned to Nigeria to recuperate.

She had stopped over in Lagos State for some rest before returning to Bauchi State to continue her recuperation.

However, on Sunday morning, the illness relapsed and she went into a coma and could not be revived, dying in the process.

Her remains will be flown to Bauchi on Monday for burial according to Islamic rites.