The video clip shared by former Niger Delta militant leader Asari Dokubo, in which he flaunts guns and threatens the Igbo-speaking people in Nigeria, has sparked a barrage of reactions on social media. In the video, Dokubo mentions his father’s involvement in selling Igbo people into slavery and expresses his belief that if not for British intervention, he would still be involved in such activities. He criticizes the Igbo people and suggests that they are being killed incessantly.
Dokubo’s threat has generated significant backlash on social media, with many Nigerians expressing their disapproval of his statements. Some individuals are attributing blame to President Bola Tinubu for granting Dokubo an audience at the presidential villa in Abuja. This visit took place a few days before the release of the controversial video. Previously, Dokubo had stated that he and his brothers assured Tinubu of their support in combating oil theft in the Niger Delta region.
The video has elicited strong reactions from Nigerians, with criticisms directed at Dokubo for his incendiary statements and at Tinubu for engaging with him. The incident has sparked debates and discussions on social media platforms regarding the appropriate response to such threats and the role of leaders in addressing issues of ethnic tensions in Nigeria.
See some of the mixed reactions below.
@chi_agozie7 – A Nigerian man is bragging that he could have been selling Nigerians if not for Britain’s intervention.. how did we get here?
@DrJohnBishop – I keep repeating that Slave trade was only made possible because some black men decided to sell their own kind…tueh!
@EstherOkokon3 – This is what actually earned him a place in Aso Rock. My joy is that Igbos are resilient people and can survive anything, no amount of hate can shake them… yak abasi asuk aka ka iso odiong ndito uneghe.
@salmanaudi – Terrible! I am a hausa man from kano, but man my igbo brothers and sisters are being treated like objects in Nigeria. I grew up in Lagos, and now living in the UK ??. They’re my people (igbos) I roll with them. They have right like every other Nigerian. I missed nkechi my ex
@Rega09831412 – This is what happens when u refuse to partner with anyone! Igbo’s were already building a good partnership with the north east and midway west Obi ruined that partnership and now we are in the middle of the Red Sea! LP 78.
@filarge89 – This guy was in Aso Rock a few days back chilling with the president and even had press conference.. one Nigeria.
@EtowaMichael – I think at this point it’s now obvious that the igbos are actually the most feared tribe in Nigeria. Bro showing off guns wow.
@femistico – Igbos brought this see finish upon themselves, they want Biafra trying to merge S/S alongside but the S/S dey claim they were not together, now Obi had made them to be ridiculed this much just bcuz he lost an election…what a shame.
@mrchrisbonnie – @OfficialAPCNg led Federal Government of Nigeria are still in contract with a character who openly confessed to being a slave trader just like his father was, and would’ve still been on it, if given a chance.
@JoeBiden and @RishiSunak, you see Nigeria y’all in bed with?
@Ngwe_ It is sad that nobody speaks for the Igbo; this kind of insult should not be tolerated. He’s talking about a whole tribe, omo. na S.E political class dey cause all these. No wahala o.
@mattmike324 -One thing Nigerians should learn is that the Igbo nation has been long before Nigeria was created. The Igbo nation is far bigger, stronger and richer than even Nigeria. Nigeria is obviously a biz not a nation, sooner you knw the better.”