Gen. Abraham Wani, a key figure in the independence struggle, reportedly “Assassinated” in Uganda.
Gen. Abraham Wani was a key figure during the second liberation struggle that culminated in the independence of South Sudan in 2011 succumbed to injuries of an attack they believe was an organized assassination plan.
According to SSNMC/A Secretary-General Kwaje Lasu, the deceased was taken to International Hospital Kampala where he underwent head surgery but succumbed to his injuries and died yesterday 22 April.
A report by Radio Tamazuj claimed that the assailants were sent from Juba, He mentioned that he had intelligence for a long time that the government in Juba has been targeting Gen. Abraham from a long time ago. He further mentioned that they are targeting many people in the region. He further broached that instead of the peace, the government continued to target them.
According to the same report, the Ugandan police said they had no knowledge of such occurrence.
Gen. Abraham Wani was a key figure during the second liberation struggle that culminated in the independence of South Sudan in 2011.
He then became an adviser to the governor of Central Equatoria State during Clement Wani Konga’s tenure.
In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Governor for Yei River State following the creation of the 32 states.
However, in August 2016, Gen. Abraham defected to the main opposition faction, the SPLM-IO led by Dr. Riek Machar accusing the government of gross human rights violations in areas around Central Equatoria State.
He later abandoned SPLM-IO and joined the South Sudan National Movement for Change of Joseph Bakasoro Bokosoro who is now the national Minister of Labor.