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 put up.
She wrote, “On your behalf, we announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1: 32 pm this afternoon.
“Tony has gone home to rest, after a long medical battle.
“He fought a good fight while here, but we believe God needs him now, to continue from the other side, and to perhaps conquer on his strong believe 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 cancer of the colon which is one of those cancers that is rarely detected. Since I was freed from the incurable disease, (HIV) (arun ti o gboogun), I have become very conscious about my health.
“So, I carried out what was referred to as in depth well being examine no less than twice a 12 months inside and outdoors the nation. The examine was finished 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 have been malignant.
“I was then left with the option of undergoing surgery to remove the polyps in the hope that malignancy had not spread beyond them. I went to the American Hospital in Dubai. A surgery was carried out and it was successful,” he had mentioned.
He additionally spoke about being examined constructive for HIV a while in the past, saying, “At one time, I was the spokesperson for people living with HIV and AIDS. But today, I have been tested in those places all over again and reported negative.”