Don’t release Nnamdi Kanu – Asari Dokubo tells Tinubu

Former Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo has asked President Bola Tinubu not to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Recall that there have been calls for the IPOB leader who has been in DSS custody since he was re-arrested in 2021, to be released. Kanu was re-arrested after he flouted his bail conditions and fled the country.

Don't release Nnamdi Kanu - Asari Dokubo tells Tinubu
Former militant Asari Dokubo poses for a photo with President Bola Tinubu. Source: Twitter

Addressing reporters after visiting President Bola Tinubu yesterday, June 16, Asari Dokubo said releasing Nnamdi Kanu would fuel impunity.

He also alleged that the IPOB leader supported the EndSARS movement and should face the law for the actions and instigations he has carried out.

Dokubo said;

“His release would fuel impunity; during EndSars, Nnamdi Kanu was walking free. What did he do? He poured petrol on the flames of EndSars. Now, he has been caught. What of the people who have died? This is a criminal. He should face the law.

“Releasing Nnamdi Kanu is rewarding criminality and rewarding gruesome murder of innocent people. He should face the law for the actions and instigations he has carried out.

Don't release Nnamdi Kanu - Asari Dokubo tells Tinubu
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Source: Web

“On security, I want to clearly say that there are full-scale wars going on in different parts of this country. In the South East, the IPOB/ESN is waging a full-scale war against the government of this country and many local governments, many communities are deserted, schools are closed, and hospitals are closed.”

This is coming after the former militant accused the military of allegedly participating in oil theft. He alleged that there are notorious Army and Naval oil kingpins that have engaged in unprecedented crude oil theft in the last eight years.

Dokubo said;

“I also want to say that oil theft is encouraged by the military. The military is at the centre of oil theft and we have to make this very, very clear to the Nigerian public. Ninety-nine per cent of oil theft can be traced to the Nigerian military, the Army and the Navy especially.

“It is very pathetic now. What happened in the Niger Delta in the past eight years was unprecedented in the history of oil production anywhere in the world.”