NIGER Delta leader and former agitator, Mujahid Asari Dokubo has claimed that the bulk cases of oil theft recorded in the Niger Delta region are traceable to the Army and Navy.
Dokubo, on Friday in Abuja, told State House correspondents after meeting with President Bola Tinubu behind closed doors at the Aso Rock Villa, that, “the military is at the centre of oil theft.”
He continued, “we have to make this very clear to the Nigerian public that 99 per cent of oil theft can be traced to the Nigerian military, the Army and the Navy especially.”
Dokubo, who said that said oil theft and security was the focus of his almost two-hour discussion with Tinubu said that he pledged his support to the Federal Government to end oil theft.
He noted that he is convinced that the Tinubu-led administration would nab the culpable elements in the military.
He described as cheap blackmail the commonly held belief that the military was poorly equipped to counter terrorism, banditry and internal militancy.
According to him, “the blackmail of the Nigerian state by the Nigerian military is shameful. They said they do not have enough armament and people listen to these false narratives. So this blackmail must end. They have enough resources to fight.”
Dokubo said releasing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would not end the tensions in the South-East.
He said: “He poured petrol on the flames of EndSars. Now, he has been caught. What of the people who have died? This is a criminal. He should face the law.”
According to him, to release Nnamdi Kanu would mean “rewarding criminality and rewarding gruesome murder of innocent people. He should face the law for the actions and instigations he has carried out.”