Oil Theft In Nigeria: Asari Dokubo Accuses Military, Exonerates Niger Delta Militants

Prominent Niger Delta leader, Asari Dokubo addressing State House correspondents after meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Thursday alleged that the Nigeria Military is behind the 99 percent of oil theft in the country.

Dokubo made the allegation after a private meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Friday.

He stated that the President has promised to investigate allegations of huge oil bunkering by notorious naval commanders that are kingpins, and promised to take decisive action to halt the shameful act.

Dokubo added that there are powerful cabals operating from Abuja, vowing that these powerful forces in place have now met their match and many people would soon be marching to Kuje.

He has volunteered to use his boys to assist and do the necessary to halt the evil.

The former militant leader argued that ordinary Niger Delta citizens who are often blamed for oil theft are not responsible, as they do not have the wherewith sophisticated act of stealing.

According to him, the manner in which the oil thieves have gone about their criminal activities has stripped the people of the Niger Delta of their livelihood, and it is a crime against humanity.

Dokubo also alleged that it is an act of blackmail for the military to say that they have insufficient armaments to deal with insecurity, accusing them of forfeiting their weapons to the insurgents, which continued to fuel the insurgency.

A report by Channels Television has it that the military has been reached out for a reaction and a response is being awaited as of the time of filing this report.

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