It was gathered that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, the son of late environmental rights activist, who was based in Abuja, died on Tuesday after a brief illness.
Born in 1968, Saro-Wiwa Junior was an international journalist and an author and later served in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
When contacted, former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, Mr. Ledum Mitee, said he was still shocked over the news of Saro-Wiwa Jr’s death.
“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,” Mitee told our correspondent through the telephone.
Also, the Media Adviser to MOSOP, Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, expressed shock over the news of Saro-Wiwa Jr’s death.
Kpalap also said though a source called to alert him of the development, he had yet to confirm it.