Niger Delta activist, Tony Uranta has handed on.
The former Executive Secretary of United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), died on Wednesday afternoon.
Actress, Regina Askia Williams additionally confirmed the information, asserting his loss of life in a Facebook publish.
She wrote, “On your behalf, we announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1:32 pm this afternoon.
“Tony has gone dwelling to relaxation, after an extended medical battle.
“He fought a very good combat whereas right here, however we consider God wants him now, to proceed from the opposite facet, and to maybe conquer on his robust consider on Justice, Equity, Peace and Unity for Nigeria.
“Burial will be announced by family.”
The activist was the Executive Secretary of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).
In an interview with Vanguard in 2013, Uranta spoke of battling with colon most cancers.
“I had most cancers of the colon which is a type of cancers that’s not often detected. Since I used to be free of the incurable illness, (HIV) (arun ti o gboogun), I’ve change into very acutely aware about my well being.
“So, I carried out what was referred to as in depth well being test no less than twice a yr inside and outdoors the nation. The test was carried out and it was detected that I had developed some polyps (smaller vessels referred to as tumour) in my colon they usually confirmed on the National Hospital that these tumours had been malignant.
“I used to be then left with the choice of present process surgical procedure to take away the polyps within the hope that malignancy had not unfold past them. I went to the American Hospital in Dubai. A surgical procedure was carried out and it was profitable,” he had mentioned.
He additionally spoke about being examined optimistic for HIV a while in the past, saying, “At one time, I used to be the spokesperson for individuals residing with HIV and AIDS. But as we speak, I’ve been examined in these locations once more and reported detrimental.”