By Uche Amunike
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has blasted militant leader, Asari Dokubo, Wednesday, for his recent comments about the Igbo people being slaves and assured him that there was no guarantee that he would become their hero, no matter how much he played errand boy for the Yorubas, Fulanis and Hausas.
Speaking, through a statement signed and released by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, he described Dokubo as ‘an expired animal’ for his comments that the Igbos were conquered by the Kalabari and Ijaw people.’
Hear him: ‘This unwarranted verbal attack on Ndigbo has awakened our spirit of lionism and bravery.’
‘In the traditional history of conquest, warfare and bravery of Ndigbo and Ijaw people, it is on record that Ijaw people with their allies have never achieved 7% of the conquest, dominion and domination of what Ndigbo have achieved both in the pre-colonial era and in this modern era.’
He further stated: ‘Asari Dokubo, in his bourgeois stupidity, forgot that it was Ndigbo that stopped the British colonial rulers from changing and deleting the native names and cultural heritages of the Ijaw people during the conquest of the British colonial adventure.’
‘Dokubo Asari has once again proved his low mentality and puff-puff nature. That Ijaw people are neighbors to Ndigbo and that Ndigbo treats them as brothers and sisters does not warrant competing with Ndigbo in every sphere of life, both nationally and globally. Even the Hausas, Yorubas and Fulanis generally see the Ijaw people as an extension of Ndigbo from the Eastern region.’
In the statement, MASSOB further reminded Asari Dokubo that no matter how much he showed loyalty and played errand boy to the Hausa, Fulani and Yoruba ethnic groups, they would never make him a hero, because the federal government had already shown hatred for the Ijaw people more than the Igbo people in the past.
According to the statement, the execution of Isaac Adaka Boro, Ken Saro Wiwa and Henry Okah was further proof of the hatred of the Federal government to the Ijaw people as their overwhelming loyalty and services to the country against the Igbo people died with them.
‘They are forgotten because evil can never be celebrated’, the statement said.
Asari Dokubo has also called out the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for referring to him as a freedom fighter turned bunkering militant and political thug. He was seen in a viral video, Tuesday night, addressing the Igbo people as slaves who would have continued to be sold if the British government did not intervene. He also said that the Igbos did not know their roots and had no respect for slave masters that bought their fathers. He was seen brandishing an AK47 rifle in the video, saying that the Igbo people were mere attention seekers.
IPOB averred that Asari Dokubo, who was clamoring for the continued detention of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the DSS custody, should know that ‘militancy for monetary gains is in the same category as criminals and terrorists.’