With the current spate of insecurity, terrorism, killings in Nigeria, the leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Dokubo Asari has shared his opinion of what could be the reason for these various attacks by the boko haram sects.
Dokubo-Asari who shows his loyalty towards President Jonathan described Jamāat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-dawa wal-Jihād, popularly known as Boko Haram, as a political movement set up to prevent Christians in the northern part of Nigeria from voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election.
He made this statement over the weekend in Port Harcourt at the 4th edition of the South South Youth Leaders and Elders interactive forum, said the key mission of Boko Haram was to instil fear in Christian communities in the northern part of the country, so that they cannot come out to queue up for Jonathan during the election.
Dokubo-Asari further stated that Boko Haram had nothing to do with Islam as this political plan to prevent Jonathan for running for second term will only make the President have no choice other than to contest in 2015.
Asari Dokubo who has been described as a thug by the Deputy National Secretary for the All Peoples Congress party, APC, Mallam Nasir El Rufai would be recalled that he stated in February that he and his kinsmen in the oil-rich belt are ready for war in 2015 if President Goodluck Jonathan isn't re-elected in the 2015 presidential election.
In his words: “If it is war the North wants, we are ready for them because Jonathan must complete the mandatory constitutionally allowable two terms of eight years.
It would also be recalled that early this year, Dokubo-Asari defended the President in his reply to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo controversial letter to the President accusing him of training a special killer squad to hit 1000 supposed opponents of his government.