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Beninoise Gendarmes Arrest Ex-Militant, Asari-Dokubo In Cotonou

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0101asaridokuboEx-leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, was on Tuesday arrested in Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic.

It was learnt that the former militant leader, who claims to be a citizen of the tiny West African country, was arrested at about 1.00pm by the country’s gendarmes (police).

A statement by his lawyer and friend, Festus Keyamo, which confirmed the arrest, said Asari-Dokubo was picked up for no particular reason around the Lubeleyi roundabout and taken to “an unknown destination.”

Keyamo, in the statement on Tuesday, noted that Asari-Dokubo, a vocal supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid in 2015, had been residing partly in Benin Republic for many years, adding that the ex-militant even owns houses, schools and an academy in Cotonou.

The statement reads in part, “Today, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, my friend and client, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, around the hours of 1pm and 2pm by the country’s gendarmes (police).

“He was picked up around the Lubeleyi roundabout and taken to an unknown destination. We want to emphasise that Alhaji Dokubo-Asari carries on legitimate business and has been living partly in Benin Republic for many years now. In fact, he owns houses, schools and an academy in that country. All these places have been searched as at this evening and nothing incriminating was found.

Keyamo expressed the conviction that “Dokubo’s arrest and detention are a ploy by certain forces in Nigeria in unholy alliance with the Beninoise government to keep him away as 2015 approaches”.

Keyamo stated that while he would be reaching out to his colleagues in Benin Republic to help in the enforcement of Asari-Dokubo’s fundamental rights, he called on the Nigerian government to immediately intervene and ensure that no harm befalls his client and “to use all diplomatic means to secure his immediate release and safe return to Nigeria”.

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  1. Silk

    November 27, 2013 at 7:35 am

    They can keep him. We dash them Asari Dokubo as he’s a liability to Nigeria.

    • jojo

      November 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

      @ Silk, Keep quiet if you don’t have a good comment

  2. Goni Isa Mohammed

    November 27, 2013 at 7:52 am

    How many Nigerians were arrested abroad or outside Nigeria everyday??

    Did Alhaji Mujahid went for official,govermental or personal issues??

    Why only Dokubo government will interfere if he went for personal business??

  3. Abdulazeez Pepple

    November 27, 2013 at 8:15 am

    TORI FOR TOWN. NIGERIA HAS BECOME TOO HOT FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE & ALSO INVEST IN.

    • john

      November 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

      That is why, many people in Nigeria are running away going to other countries. Also that is why many Nigerian in abroad are scared to come back home, What shall we do ? Nigerian economy is not good, Lights are not there,rods are not there and there is no security. What is life? All you can see in Nigerian is intimidation’s, from the Government, from the Police people, Military and Politicians. How can we stay & why must we come back home when life is not there? Many people are saying if you can’t beet them, then you have to join them, yes. who ever can not beet them have to join them and that is why Nigerian corruptions are so high, that is why 80% of Nigerian are pore, a lots of bad things happen in Nigeria because people want to belong.

  4. dan Jigawa

    November 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Dis useless militant sef! Shegen thug kawai. So all his money, instead of using it to invest in his dirty stupid SS, he chose Benin republic bcos he knw doin sumtin wit his ogogoro pple will alway end in wahala. .dey should hang him joor. Dan shegiya kawai

  5. john

    November 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

    That is why, many people in Nigeria are running away going to other countries. Also that is why many Nigerian in abroad are scared to come back home, What shall we do ? Nigerian economy is not good, Lights are not there,rods are not there and there is no security. What is life? All you can see in Nigerian is intimidation’s, from the Government, from the Police people, Military and Politicians. How can we stay & why must we come back home when life is not there? Many people are saying if you can’t beet them, then you have to join them, yes. who ever can not beet them have to join them and that is why Nigerian corruptions are so high, that is why 80% of Nigerian are pore, a lots of bad things happen in Nigeria because people want to belong.

  6. KOLAWOLE AWOJIDE

    November 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I THOT THE ARROGANT DOKUBO FELT HE WAS INVINCIBLE.MAKING NOISE AS IF HE CREATED HIMSELF.INTELLIGENT PEOPLE USE THEIR ACQUIRED POWER ONLY FOR DEFENSE AND NOT FOR ATTACK.THE TROUBLE DOKUBO WAS LOOKING FOR HAS JUST BEGUN TO FETCH HIM.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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