Reports have it that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, the son of late environmental rights activist, has died. He was said to have died on ‎Tuesday after a brief illness, he was based in Abuja.

Born in 1968, ‎Saro-Wiwa Junior was an international journalist and an author and later served in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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When contacted, former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, Ledum Mitee, said he was still shocked over the news of Saro-Wiwa Jr’s death.

His words: “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.”