JUST IN: HURIWA Backs Shehu Sani, Seeks Buhari’s Arrest Over Asari Dokubo’s Mercenaries

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