9 November 2011
He told in
on Wednesday that the execution of MOSOP’s pioneer leader, Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogonis, 16 years ago was a sacrifice made for the betterment of the Niger Delta region. Port Harcourt
The military government headed by deceased Gen. Sani Abacha, hanged Saro-Wiwa, playwright, rights and environmental crusader, alongside eight of his kinsmen on Nov. 10, 1995 for their activities in the Niger Delta area.
NAN that Saro-Wiwa and other Ogonis sacrificed their lives to ensure that the Niger Delta region got justice.
He said Ogonis and indeed the people of the Niger Delta observed Nov. 10 every year as special day in memory of the struggle started by Saro-Wiwa and other Ogonis for justice and equity in the region.