The Nigerian Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Dokubo Asari, has declared that he and his gang of militants are working for President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He warned that anybody who misbehaves or seeks Tinubu’s downfall will be dealt with.
The parade of up to 300 militants, which was captured on video online, was reportedly held after Asari Dokubo returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Dokubo said, “Whatever the enemies are planning, they will fail. I am not a ghost. I just come Saudi Arabia (I just returned from Saudi Arabia). We are here. We work for President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and he will succeed. Anybody who is planning for him to fail, that person already failed.
In June, about two weeks after Tinubu was sworn in as President, Dokubo visited him at the Presidential Villa, saying Tinubu had been a father figure for him for 30 years.
During the visit, he alleged that 99 percent of oil theft in the Niger Delta was done by the Nigerian military, especially the Army and the Navy.