Former Leader of the Niger Delta Militants, Asari Dokubo has created a rallying decision to indigenes from the South-South and South-East to come back home following threats from Coalition of Northern groups, asking the herdsmen in South-South to additionally leave the zone.
The former Militant leader expressed this whereas reacting to the comments created by the Coalition of Northern groups and also the Northern Elders Forum, NEF.
Recall that on Wed, july 17th members of the Northern Elders Forum and also the Coalition of the Northern groups asked Fulani herdsmen to depart the Southern part of Nigeria to the North wherever their safety are often warranted. President Buhari has since asked the herdsmen to ignore the order.
Speaking during a gathering with leaders of Niger Delta states, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday July 19th, Asari aforementioned the South can assist the Northerners to depart its region. He called on all Southerners to come back home immediately as well. Dokubo said:
“What has brought us here these days is the dark cloud that is gathering. In 1967, we failed to ask for war, war was obligatory on us and a lot of our people were killed. Our properties were destroyed and then many of us till nowadays ar carrying the scars of that imposed war.
“Our people have not gone to Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Borno to ask that land be forcefully given to us or that our resources should be used to give us properties in the north. however northern organizations and northern people have come up to say we should surrender our land to them to form colonies on our land. are you going to permit that?
We will not surrender one grain of sand of our sacred land to anybody. we’ll stand on our land and await you to return and perform your threat and inshallah by the grace of God we’ll defeat you. we’ve detected that you simply have referred to as your people to come back home. they should all go, we’ll assist them to depart as a result of this is what we’ve been looking for right along.
We call on our people, Igbo, Ibibio, Ikwerre, Ijaw return back home. If something happens to you and these coward spines on you, you’d have yourself answerable. we might not continue to risk our integrity and our pride due to you, come back home now. we have a tendency to extend a hand of fellowship to our brothers within the middle belt who are suffering a similar pain and deprivation as we do. we ar with you in your hours of grief and pain and that we can stand with you to the end.
“To our Yoruba brothers in Afenifere, and the leader of Afenifere, whose daughter has been gruesomely murdered by these Gambari invaders, we grieve you but this can be the value we’ve to pay to wake up.”