Watching Asari Dokubo’s video on the murder of Prophet Anthony Nwoko, one can’t help but wonder what agreement he entered into with Nigerian government. His recent meeting with Adams Oshiomole (the chairman of the ruling party, APC), precipitates even more reasons to be worried about. What really brought them together?
We all remember that a detachment of soldiers stormed his house at the election period. Could it be that the threat scared him out of his wits and he decided to throw in with the powers that be? Could it be that the meeting with Osiomole is a perfection of a pact initiated by the military harassment? Has he met with Oshiomole for strategies and proceeds?
The agitation for an independent state of Biafra as led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been Nigeria’s greatest worries in recent years. Asari Dokubo has been known to profess Biafra and to pledge allegiance to IPOB. The Nigerian government has been working round the clock to quell the agitation, albeit unsuccessfully.
Having failed to crush the struggle by the force of arm, the Nigerian government has adopted blackmail as its newest strategy. They will lure a man into verbal attacks on IPOB and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. When such an individual has gained a bit of public attention, they will get him to claim death threats from IPOB. Then, surreptitiously, state agents will move in, silence the fellow and try to pin the murder on IPOB.
The recent murder of Prophet Anthony Nwoko in Enugu is actually a state programmed crime, perpetrated to blackmail IPOB. Before Nwoko sold himself to the government, he lived on aids provided by IPOB. Having identified with the Biafra struggle, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu specifically funded his life’s needs. Somehow, the Nigerian government got on to him, made huge offers and, greed playing in, the poor prophet turned against the hand that fed him. They propped him up and ensured a wide media coverage of his diatribes and non-existent death threats. Having built his public image as a critic of Nnamdi Kanu and his group, IPOB, his paymasters judged that the old fellow would now be more useful to them dead than alive. And so they sacrificed him and contracted the likes of Asari Dokubo to help black Nnamdi Kanu.
Although Dokubo professes Biafra, he has done absolutely nothing to help advance the struggle. He has never criticized the Nigerian government for killing Biafrans, nor has he ever held a press conference on any Biafra related issue.
Asari built schools in Benin Republic but has none in his so-called Niger Delta or Ijaw nation. His only business in Ijaw land being arms smuggling, pipeline vandalism, and oil theft. Yet he likes to pretend he is fighting their cause. It should be remembered that it is this same Asari that betrayed Henry Okah of MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta), who is now languishing in a South African prison.
Asari Dokubo would do anything to feather his nests. To him, blackmail and betrayal are just instruments for making money. Biafrans are advised to beware of him.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media