Today is the 20th anniversary of the execution of the environmental activist and writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who campaigned against the pollution caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta.
Newsday revealed that a memorial bus for Saro-Wiwa is still sitting in customs on the day of the anniversary of his execution. The artwork made by artist Sokari Douglas Camp was sent over to Nigeria from the UK, but the bus was seized by customs six weeks ago.
“There’s been an absolute outpouring from the people in Nigeria asking for the bus to be released. We are still seeing the same attitudes to the freedom of expression that were there 20 years ago.”