Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr Dies At 47

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Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, the son of the late Ogoni activist and one of the Ogoni nine who were hanged by the Abacha regime over Niger Delta Crisis, Ken Saro-Wiwa, is dead.

According to reports, the late Saro-Wiwa Jr died yesterday in Abuja, after a brief illness.

He was 47 years old.

Saro-Wiwa Jr, who was a one-time special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was born in 1968.

He was an international journalist and an author of high repute.

A former president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, Mr Ledum Mitee, expressed shock over the sudden demise of Saro-Wiwa, whom had literally assumed the position of his late father.

“Somebody just called me to tell me that he is dead, but I am still in shock and have not been able to confirm it,” reports quoted Mitee as saying.

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