Lagos-based Niger Delta activist, Tony Uranta is dead. He was said to have died after a protracted ill-health.
Until his death, Mr. Uranta was the Executive Secretary of The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS).
Uranta, who was also the Executive Secretary of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), died Wednesday afternoon after a protracted illness.
Actress Regina Askia Williams confirmed Uranta’s death in a facebook post.
She wrote on her facebook page: “On your behalf, we announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1:32pm 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.”