Asari Dokubo Threatens To Deal With Rivers Gov., Says ‘Boko Haram Will Be A Child’s Play’(Video)


LAGOS JULY 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former militant Asari Dokubo has threatened to unleash mayhem on Siminalayi Fubara, Rivers State Governor, if he causes problems for his camp.

In a recent video, Dokubo was seen accusing Governor Fubara of poking for trouble and threatening that if he kept at it he would retaliate.

“Boko Haram will be a child’s play,” Dokubo said.

Commanding the response of young people who stood guard behind him, Dokubo chanted, “Him go collect.” And the people responded, saying, “Woto Woto.”

Dokubo said the governor was a nobody and an ordinary person like him.

“We did not look for his trouble, so he shouldn’t look for ours, because if he does, him go collect,” he said.

He claimed that Fubara rigged the elections to become governor and even refused his help when he offered it.

“What did we do to Sim? During his election, we said it was an election for Ijo people, and we wouldn’t like it if Ijo people died because of their elections. We had the capacity to turn Rivers State upside down, but we did not do it,” he said.

“They rigged the election; he’s in government house.”

At the moment, it is unclear which of Fubara’s statements or actions Dokubo is responding to in this video. However, it was not the only time the non-state actor tackled the governor.

On June 8, Dokubo, in a Facebook livestream, advised the governor to recant his assertion in a tweet after his inauguration, in which he called Rivers State a Christian state.

“I am using this medium to advise the governor, Sim Fubara, to better retract the statement. I want him to know that Rivers State is not and will never be a Christian state. With such a statement, I can say that the governor is starting on the wrong footing,” Dokubo said.

The ex-militant recently emerged as a key figure in politics, establishing his authority as a non-state actor with official backing.

On June 19, Dokubo, at the Aso Villa press gallery, claimed that he and his men were responsible for repelling bandit attacks on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway and securing the lives of citizens. He also accused the armed forces of facilitating 90 percent of crude oil theft in the country.

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