A former Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo, has said that he is prepared to be attacked by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who may find his antagonism of the secessionist movement unsavoury.
Dokubo said this in Facebook Live on Saturday, monitored by Bellnews Online.
“When I say I will smoke Nnamdi Kanu (detained IPOB leader) out, you people thought I was joking. I don’t just talk, when I talk, I activate.
“So, me, I ready for attack [sic]. I’m used to being attacked.
“Everybody was afraid. I busted you people. You are cannibals. I busted you, because I don’t just talk, I act.”
Dokubo is a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
He was president of the Ijaw Youth Council for a time beginning in 2001 and later founded the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force which would become one of the most prominent armed groups operating in the Niger Delta region.