Asari-Dokubo: Fear of being killed, not support, forcing S’East residents to obey sit-at-home

John Ogunsemore
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Asari Dokubo and Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo says residents of the South-East geopolitical zone obey the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) out of fear of being killed.

Recall that the separatist group ordered the sit-at-home in September 2021 to press home demand for the release of its re-arrested leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The group has since suspended the sit-at-home, which held every Monday.

However, a faceless group has continued to ensure the order, maiming and killing those who dared to flout it.

The IPOB has denied that its members were behind the enforcement of the suspended order and urged state governors in the region to be decisive in dealing with anyone caught enforcing it.

Reacting to the mayhem caused by the sit-at-home, Asari-Dokubo accused Kanu of paralysing socio-economic activities in the South-East.

The ex-warlord, who spoke during a Facebook Live session, said people were obeying the sit-at-home order not out of support but for fear of being killed.

“IPOB said Igbo people should not go about their business; they should no go to school. So, if we Igbos no longer go about our business and go to school, what else should we be doing? That’s why all the boys are going into fraud…

“People are afraid of being killed, that’s why they’ve continued to sit at home; not because they love Nnamdi Kanu. Why is there no sit-at-home in Port Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo? It is because the government of these places are saying ‘don’t ever come here’.

“Very soon, Igbos will come out and say ‘it is okay; our old women are starving; they can’t go to the farm, markets’. At Onitsha market, people are afraid of doing businesses because they are scared of being killed,” Asari-Dokubo said.





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