Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIW, has 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 recognised Nigerian Army.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said 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, Dokubo made startling revelations when he visited President Bola Tinubu at the Aṣọ Villa 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, Dokubo brandished multiple AK-47 rifles and threatened to kill the Igbo because they supported Labour Party’s Peter Obi in the February 25, 2023 presidential poll against the ex-militant’s preferred candidate, Tinubu.
Dokubo, in broad daylight, brandished AK-47 rifles as seen in the viral video which has been verified as authentic, adding that the ex-militant should be immediately picked for gunrunning and threatening to kill the Igbo people.
Good morming world, hmm Nigeria police charged a whole former governor of central bank for a pump action (shoot and run) but failed to arrest or charge Asari Dokubo who always front AK 47,threatening to fish out all the Igbos and finish them..hmmm 9ger my country @UN @EUinNigeria pic.twitter.com/9Ku8gQBN5a
— Nnanna Damian Anazodo (@Nackson147) July 16, 2023