Ex-leader of Niger Delta militants, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has noted
that anyone in the South-south and South-East region of the country, who
denies Biafra and its struggle, is only doing so for fear of death or
He admitted that there are so many Igbos, Ijaws and other tribes in
the “Biafran land” who have refused to identify with the on-going
struggle, adding that those persons are doing so out of fear that the
Nigerian state will deny them their rights.
In an interview shared on Youtube, the ex-militant leader said asking
him if he is a Biafran is like asking if his name is Asari Dokubo.
While commending the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu for taking a stand in the struggle for the actualization of
Biafra, Asari said when success has been achieved, those denying the
Biafra will come back to claim it.
“The Ijaws, Igbos and Ibibios who are saying they are not Biafrans.
There are so many Igbos who are saying they are not Biafrans. There are
many Ijaw people who are saying they are not Biafrans. You don’t blame
“Who want to die? Nobody want to go to prison. I went to prison.
Nobody wants to fail but people always rejoice with those who are
successful. When success comes, the same people who are saying they are
not Biafrans will run down to say, ‘We are the Biafra.’ Many people
would not want to put their lives at risks.
“It is wrong for anybody to ask me if I’m Biafra. Is like asking me
whether I’m Dokubo Asari. I will say it, continue to say it, Alhaji
Dokubo Asari is a Biafran.
“I have no apology to give to anybody, I have no explanation for
anybody. I’m a Biafran and that’s what I am. I can go to the Supreme
Court of the Nigerian State to defend I’m not a Nigerian.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s sacrifice is a necessary thing that some of us must
make for the actualization of our motherland. For the independence of
our motherland, we must make these sacrifices. And one day, our brother
will rip the benefit of his sacrifice.
“He will rip the benefit of his sacrifice because those who
imprisoned him will not go unpunished. What i’m saying is that we’ll not
bow, we’ll not be cowed and we’ll not beg. Im strongly behind Nnamdi
Kanu for what he stand for. He will surely come out a hero in the
struggle for actualization of Biafra.”