Gen. Batista Tagme Na Wai

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: longtime chief of staff of Guinea Bissau's antipolitical armed-wing forces who had served in a military junta that overthrew ousted ruler Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira during civil war in the 1990's, who was outspoken in his criticism of the president after Vieira's return to power in the 2005 presidential elections, and who reported surviving an assassination attempt in January when a militia assigned to the presidential palace opened fire on his staff car, although the militiamen denied it was an assassination attempt.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack

 

Born: 1949

 

Died: March 1, 2009

 

Location: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau