They were then led one by one to the gallows and executed by hanging, with Saro-Wiwa being the first.
It took five attempts to hang Ken Saro-Wiwa before the Nigerian writer spoke his last words and his body went limp. “Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues,” were the anti-government activist’s final words before he died on Friday morning, blindfolded and dangling from a rope.
The hangmen made four attempts before finally killing Saro-Wiwa on the fifth one.
At one point Saro- Wiwa asked: “Why are you people treating me like this? Which type of country is this?
He was 54 years old.
Ken Saro-Wiwa once said: “I am more dangerous dead” — a quote that remains true 25 years after his death
Other members of the Ogoni 9 include Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine.
May their soul rest in Power.