The founder of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujaheed Asari-Dokubo, is behind killings in the South East, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) alleged Friday.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s head of media, stated this in a release. The pro-Biafra group also warned to ‘get back at Dokubo and his alleged criminal gangs’ soon.
According to the release, “Asari Dokubo, being somebody who hates Ndigbo and Biafra agitation championed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members worldwide, brought out his criminal gang to kill innocent Biafrans in Imo State in the name of chasing IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu.
“We, therefore, warn the Izon people to caution Asari Dokubo. If Nigerian government, with all their military arsenal, can’t stop IPOB, Asari Dokubo and his criminal gangs from Kalabari are small fries to IPOB.
“Now that Asari Dokubo is displaying his ignorance and killing skills on our innocent citizens, nobody should blame IPOB when we launch offensive attacks against him and his Kalabari criminals in Imo State who followed him because we must get them.”
There have been incessant killings in the South East since the arrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu by a combined operation of Nigeria and Kenya security last year. IPOB has constantly denied being behind them. The failure to pin down the real masterminds informed their designation as ‘unknown gunmen’.