‘Nigeria will never be the same again,’ Ex-militant talks tough

Dokubo however said that he would wait for President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to ‘draw first blood’ before taking action.

Ex-militant, Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Former militant, Asari Dokubo has said that his group, the Niger Delta People Salvation Front, is ready to begin its battle again under the incoming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

Dokubo however said that he would wait for Buhari to ‘draw first blood’ before taking action.

The ex-militant made the statement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, during an annual memorial event in honour of Major Isaac Adaka Boro.

“Yes, a new government begins in Nigeria and a next phase of our struggle shall begin also. Jonathan Goodluck Presidency was like a restraining order now that restraint is lifted,” Asari Dokubo said.

“However, we will watch and wait, let them draw the first blood and we shall determine our best way forward. Truly Nigeria will never be the same again the future is pregnant,” he added.

“Should Buhari whom like pharaoh has determined in his heart to turn desolate the Niger Delta region, draw the first blood by undermining certain interest of the region then begin the systemic arrest, maiming and murder our comrades, continue the confiscation of our rights to self-determination and treat the region as a conquered region, then it may be honourable for some of us to die in prison or in the field of war as nobody is afraid of him,” the former militant said.

Asari Dokubo had previously threatened to unleash terror in Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan did not win the March 28 presidential election.

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