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Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies


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The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say.

He was a journalist who became a presidential adviser.

The 1995 execution of his father by a military government for leading protests against environmental degradation caused by the oil industry sparked global outrage.

Saro-Wiwa Sr led the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), which accused oil multinational Shell of destroying the environment in his home region of Ogoniland in south-eastern Nigeria.

His execution after a secret trial under Gen Sani Abacha led to Nigeria being suspended from the Commonwealth.



Statement from The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(MOSOP)

The apex mass-based organization of the Ogoni people, MOSOP, on behalf of the entire Ogoni nation wishes to express our deep shock over the news of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is deeply pained by this tragic incident, the loss of our dear “Ken Jr.” – son of our celebrated hero, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of Wiwa in particular and the Ogoni nation in general.


Fegalo Nsuke

Publicity Secretary

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(MOSOP)

Dignity House

9 Justice Mary Odili Street

off  Ken Saro-Wiwa Road(formerly Liberation Stadium Road)

500101 Port Harcourt

Rivers State


Mob:+234 803-074-5332

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