Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Late Ogoni activist's son Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr dies at 48

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, the son of the late Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa has been reported dead at the age of 48-years-old.

According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the late Saro-Wiwa Jr who served as a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Born in 1968, the late Saro-Wiwa was an international journalist and an author.

Ex-President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, Ledum Mitee, reportedly said he is still in shock.

“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,” he said.

Also, the Media Adviser to MOSOP, Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, expressed shock over the news of Saro-Wiwa Jr’s death.

Edward Luce, one of his friends and Financial Times columnist confirmed the death of Saro-Wiwa Jr by twitting it as "Hugely saddened by sudden death of my friend Ken Wiwa, son of Ken Saro-Wiwa, whose execution awakened Ken to be brilliant journalist he was".

May his soul rest in peace!

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