Two Ogoni groups issued an ultimatum to the federal government, demanded the immediate release of the Ken Saro-Wiwa memorial bus allegedly impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service.
The two groups, the Ogoni Solidarity Forum and the Social Action, threatened to shut down oil production in Ogoniland starting from Monday, November 9, as they see that the peaceful pleas have no effect on the authorities.
Ken Saro-Wiwa memorial bus. Photo: PremiumTimes
Previously, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People also threatened a protest, if the government does not release ‘the property of the Ogoni people to the Ogoni people’.
Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni environmental activists were executed by hanging 20 years ago, on November 10, 1995. Nigeria was under the rule of General Sani Abacha at that time.
A UK group donated a memorable bus to the Ogoni people to mark the solemn date. However, it was allegedly seized by the customs on September 8. The authorities deny any knowledge of the memorabilia.
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