Eighteen years ago, on November 10, 1995, the military junta of late General Sanni Abacha, via a military tribunal, sentenced to death by hanging, Mr. Ken Saro Wiwa and nine other Ogoni activists over their struggle against deprivation and environmental damages meted their ancestral land and heritage.
This verdict, was hastily implemented, without provision for an appeal, even when local and international humanitarian organizations pleaded with the head of state, Gen. Sanni Abacha, to spare their lives.
Less than three years after snuffing out their innocent lives, Sanni Abacha died in inexplicable circumstances, on the 8th of June, 1998.
Below is a tribute, by Kreative Kay, in honour of Ken Saro Wiwa and nine (9) other Ogoni activists, who paid the supreme sacrifice for standing up for the truth:
The writer cannot be a mere storyteller; he cannot be a mere teacher;
He cannot merely X-ray societys weaknesses, its ills, its perils.
He or she must be actively involved in shaping its present and its future.
He wasn’t a mere LEADER, He was actively involved in the OGONI struggle;
And the Niger Delta Activism!
It is 18 years today, but One DAY, an AVERAGE Ogoni Son or Daughter will
realize the much GOOD you did for US!
And for you who don’t know, “You may kill the MESSENGER but you cant kill
MUCH RESPECT, Sir Kenule Saro-Wiwa!
By Kreative KAY
Kobah Koate Initiative
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Change is not Beautiful Structures in Beautiful Places. Change is
Beautiful Minds in Ugly Places…
The Truth Inspires!