Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has charged security agencies to try former Niger Delta warlord – Mujaheed Dokubo Asari for treason following his threat of war should President Goodluck Jonathan not win re-election in 2015.
Aliyu, who made this stance known in Minna while receiving the Commander, Garrison Command, Army Headquarters, Abuja, Major General Obidah Ethan in his office, said Dokubo-Asari should have been immediately arrested by security agencies for treason when he made that statement.
The Governor, who also received the House of Representatives Committee on Education, led by Honourable Aminu Sule, told the Lawmakers that they should have invited Asari-Dokubo to the House to find out what he meant by that statement.
“When somebody will stand nationally and say if you don’t elect that person there will be war, I have never heard of that before”, Aliyu said and added that “the security agencies should have arrested the man because that is what we call treasonable felony. Who are you threatening? People don’t win election by threats”.
Aliyu, who is also the Chairman of the Northern States Governor Forum (NSGF) said, “This is part of the responsibility of the legislature; you have the right to invite any person to come and explain to you what he has said on a national matter”.
“That is why I want to raise this particular issue with our security agencies.In most developed countries, respect is accorded security agents. You cannot raise a gun on a policeman in USA not to talk of killing him, but here you find out that because of the system that is not good even soldiers are affected”, Aliyu added.