The Ogoni nation is marking the twenty-fifth remembrance since author and environmental rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed by the Nigerian State.
Saro-Wiwa, alongside other Ogoni natives, was hanged on November 10, 1995 by then but now expired Kano-born tyrant, Gen. Sani Abacha. Until today, the Ogoni had yet to recover from the trauma of the execution of those men.
As part of this year’s anniversary, a world press conference and candlelit night were held on Monday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. However, today, Tuesday, all activities shall hold in Bori, the traditional headquarters of the Ogoni, and Bane, the birthplace of the late environmentalist.
Photo credit: Comrade Celestine AkpoBari