Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Tuesday, called for the arrest and prosecution of the immediate-past President, Muhammadu Buhari, for allegedly commissioning armed mercenaries operated by an ex-Niger Delta agitator, Asari Dokubo, to replace the properly constituted and constitutionally recognized Nigerian Army….CONTINUE READING
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said Asari Dokubo must be arrested by the Department of State Services or any other relevant security agency over illegal possession of firearms brandished in viral videos and over his suspected link to the violent phenomenon of ‘unknown gunmen’ in the South-East.
Earlier in June 2023, Asari Dokubo made startling revelations when he visited President Bola Tinubu at the AṣọVilla in Abuja. The ex-militant said, “I am a participant in this war. I fight on the side of the government of the Nigerian State in Plateau, Niger, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Rivers.
And in Abuja today, you are travelling to Kaduna on this road. It is not the army that makes it possible for you to travel to Abuja or travel to Kaduna, and vice versa. It is my men, employed by the government of the Nigerian state, stationed in Niger.”
Also, in a viral video, Asari Dokubo brandished multiple AK-47 rifles and threatened to kill Igbo because they supported Labour Party’s Peter Obi in the February 25, 2023 presidential poll against the ex-militant’s preferred candidate in the person of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
He said, “Asari Dokubo, in broad daylight, brandished AK-47 rifles as seen in the viral video which has been verified as authentic by media houses, adding that the ex-militant should be immediately picked for gunrunning and threatening to kill the Igbo people.
“To show his deep-seated hate for the Igbo people, Asari Dokubo publicly requested that the President should not release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu….CONTINUE READING