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Francis Agwi in 2011

Brigadier General Francis Agwi in June 2011

Brigadier General Francis Agwi (born ?) is a Papua New Guinean Army officer who currently serves as the 9th Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.[1][2]

On 26 January 2012, Brigadier General Agwi was briefly captured and held prisoner during the failed 2012 Defence Force mutiny at the Taurama army barracks.[1] However, Agwi was soon freed and the leader of the mutiny, retired Colonel Yaura Sasa, was arrested two days later.[1] Sasa and approximately 20 soldiers had staged the uprising to demand the reinstatement of former Prime Minister Michael Somare.[1]

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