Pastor Okezie Atani, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has frowned at the viral video of ex-Niger Delta warlord Asari Dokubo.
In the video, Dokubo was seen addressing a large private army in his compound after his return from Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
While addressing his rag-tag soldiers, Dokubo declared support for President Bola Tinubu, adding that whatever the enemy was planning would fail.
Atani condemned the video, saying Nigeria should learn from the past when illegal groups held the nation for ransom.
”This is utter rubbish. No other militia group should be allowed to breathe in Nigeria.
”Boko Haram (Mohammed Yusuf and Abubakar Shekau), Yoruba Nation (Sunday Igboho) and IPOB/ESN (Nnamdi Kanu) should have taught us lessons.
”Asari Dokubo or anyone else should not be having a militia anywhere in Nigeria. If indeed he has one, I hope he is arrested and investigated by the DSS. Simple.”
Since the video went viral, Nigerian authorities have not issued a statement in reaction to the clip, prompting citizens to accuse the government of colluding with Dokubo.
Recall that President Tinubu granted a private audience with Dokubo on June 15, after which the ex-warlord addressed State House correspondents and criticized the Nigerian military.
Dokubo, specifically, accused the military of being involved in the ongoing oil theft in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
The military issued a rebuttal and denied being involved in large-scale oil theft in Nigerian waters.