ASARI Dokubo, Niger Delta Activist to Nigeria’s President TINUBU: ‘Don’t Release NNAMDI KANU, Let him Face the Full Wrath of the Law for Anarchy against the Nation; Releasing him is Rewarding Criminality and Treason’
*‘In the South East, the IPOB/ESN is waging a full-scale war against the government of this country and many local governments. Several communities are deserted, schools are closed, and hospitals are closed’
*‘99 percent of mission of Crude Oil Theft in the country are stolen by Nigerian Military, I am not afraid of anyone, only telling the world what I know’
*‘We will help the Federal Government to fight and end crude oil theft in Nigeria’-DOKUBO
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*BY TIM ISHELEYE/SPECIAL Correspondent, State House
AFTER been in detention in the hands of Nigeria security operative for a long time, a Niger Delta leader, Asari Dokubo, on Friday, asked President Bola Tinubu not to release the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Since his re-arrest in 2021, the embattled IPOB leader has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). He is standing trial for terrorism his re-arrest in 2021, ‘freedom at last’ for NNAMDI KANU, leader of The Indigenous People of Biafra, a nationalist separatist group in Nigeria.
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It is on record that a Federal High Court in Abuja had granted him bail in 2017 but he flouted the bail conditions and subsequently fled the country. He was thereafter re-arrested. Former President Muhammadu Buhari had resisted pressure to release Kanu, but with the entry of a new government, fresh calls are being made for the IPOB leader’s release.
But addressing journalists after meeting with President Tinubu, the Niger Delta leader said Kanu should face the law.
“Releasing Nnamdi Kanu is rewarding criminality and rewarding gruesome murder of innocent people,” he said at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “He should face the law for the actions and instigation he has carried out.
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“On security, I want to clearly say that there are full-scale wars going on in different parts of this country. In the South East, the IPOB/ESN is waging a full-scale war against the government of this country and many local governments, many communities are deserted, schools are closed, and hospitals are closed.”
Away from the IPOB leader, Dokubo also spoke about crude oil theft in the country, accusing the military of masterminding it.
He also claimed that some powerful cabals operating from Abuja are involved in the crime.
Dokubo, however, said President Tinubu has promised to investigate the allegations and also halt the trend.
He expressed joy that these powerful forces have now met their match in Tinubu.
The Niger Delta leader also volunteered to use his men to assist in tackling crude oil theft in Nigeria.
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