Zainab, the first wife of Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is dead.
A statement by the family said Zainab died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.
She was 66 years old.
The deceased left behind her four children: Abubakar, Mohamed, Mariam and Zainab, and 10 grandchildren as well as her siblings and aged mother.
Throughout her life, she advocated for the advancement of women and the girl-child.
The family will announce a burial plan at a later date, according to the statement.