A great icon has fallen – Maj. Gen. Micah John Abdu Frangi
At his duty station and among his revolutionary fighters, Major General Micah John Abdu Frangi, the commander in charge of the forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS) in the Tombura Area, – much to the regret of the leadership of the National Salvation Front.
The late and hero General Micah died among his forces on the 19th of April after succumbing to a sudden illness.
“Major General, General Micah John Abdu Frangi, the Commander of Tombura Area (Wester Equatoria State) passed away on the 19th April 2020 after a short illness…,” stated the official press statement.
The statement went on to condole the family, relatives and friends of the revolutionary fighter and hero, urging them and all others to remain strong, united and vigilant in the face of such a tragic and untimely loss of such a great leader.
For those who knew the iconic and revolutionary commander, he was a living legend. He was God-fearing (a former pastor); a mentor and a former youth leader during his motorcycle-racing days in Juba in the mid-80s; a funny and friendly individual and above all, a just and fair individual who only desired nothing less than justice and fairness.
“Major General Micah was an excellent commander, a compatriot, revolutionary and a true freedom fighter,” read the official statement in part.
Across the globe, tributes and condolences have been shared on social media pages belong to family members as well as those belonging to NAS.
“Micah John Abdu was a symbol of utmost commitment and dedication for the restoration of genuine unity and dignity of the people of South Sudan. Courageous and pragmatic, he had a clear vision of how effectively the NAS dream and vision could be achieved. He believed action speaks louder than words….he paid and sacrificed his life in the front lines. We share the pain and grief with the honourable family of John Abdu,” read one of the tributes.