By Bode Olagoke
President of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, was for several hours yesterday questioned by the Department of State Security (DSS), otherwise called SSS, over comments threatening the country’s security.
Dokubo-Asari drew a lot of flak from the public in September 2013 when he threatened bloodshed if incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan was not declared winner of the 2015 general elections, whether he contests or not.
Also, on Tuesday, February 6, 2014, he made similar claims, saying the people of the Niger Delta would cripple the country even if Jonathan was defeated in a free and fair election.
Confirming his arrest by the DSS, Rex Asari, Dokubo-Asari’s younger brother, told Premium Times, an online newspaper, that operatives interrogated the former militant.
“It is true. He is being interrogated as we speak,” Rex was quoted to have said.
Asari-Dokubo was quoted to have said: “2015 is already a settled matter; Goodluck Jonathan will be president in 2015. Whether they contest or they don’t contest, Goodluck Jonathan will be president”, he had said on Channels Television.
“If they say the blood of the dogs and the baboon will be soaked in water on the street, in blood on the street, in salt water on the street, we will help them soak them in blood.
“If it is war the North wants, we are ready for them because Jonathan must complete the mandatory constitutionally allowable two terms of eight years. At home, we have regrouped and we have put our people at alert.
“In less than one hour, the way we would strike, the world will be shocked. If anybody does anything against Jonathan, we will retaliate. What we will do will shock the whole world. We will cripple the economy of the country not only in the creeks, but also on the nation’s territorial waters. No vessel will be allowed to enter Nigeria’s territorial waters.
“Let them not try anything. If they abuse Jonathan, there is no problem, he is their president, but anything that will affect the interest of the Ijaw people and the interest of the entire people of the Niger Delta will be resisted at any cost. Jonathan cannot be defeated; they cannot defeat him; they don’t have the right”.