Tinubu: Asari Dokubo brandishes AK47; threatens Igbos
“See how the Igbo people are dying. They keep saying that I have run away. Look at me; I’m here. E be like say una dey look for who go look for una finish una.”
Days after visiting President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Asari Dokubo, former Niger Delta militant, brandished an Ak47, issuing threats against Igbos.
In a viral video on social media, Mr Dokubo, wearing a T-shirt with ‘American Eagle’, said, “The Igbo people do not know their roots. They don’t have respect for who bought their father. You think every Kalabari man is a Kalabari man. Igbos I don’t know them. If not for British intervention I will still be selling them the way my father sold them.”
He added, “See how the Igbo people are dying. They keep saying that I have run away. Look at me; I’m here. E be like say una dey look for who go look for una finish una. Look for una everywhere finish una.”
This may be Asari Dokubo speaking, but a good listen should tell you he’s echoing someone else’s voice – connect with his utterances right after his recent visit to the presidency.
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Mr Dokubo’s threat came after the Indigenous People of Biafra berated him for saying Mr Tinubu should not release IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Alex Ogbonnia, spokesperson for Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, said Mr Dokubo’s rant would not be dignified with a response.
“Asari Dokubo does not deserve a response from the National Executive Committee of Ohaneze Ndigbo,” Mr Ogbonnia told Peoples Gazette on Wednesday.
He added, “Rather, we have a youth wing that will respond to him. I’ll be lowering the office of the NEC of Ohaneze to respond to Dokubo. It doesn’t fit it.”
The police did not immediately reply to The Gazette’s request for comments.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for the police, did not pick his calls neither he did respond to messages sent to him regarding Mr Dokubo’s inciting comments.