”Those encouraging sit-at-home are based abroad” – Asari Dokubo
Former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has lambasted those supporting the sit-at-home exercise in Nigeria’s southeast region originally declared by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Dokubo criticised online promoters of the sit-at-home, who he said are largely based overseas.
Enforcers of the sit-at-home have been brutal, killing citizens, security agents, and destroying public facilities.
Condemning the sit-at-home exercise in a Facebook Live on Thursday, Dokubo lashed out IPOB members ‘going about their businesses peacefully in foreign lands, but enabling chaos in Nigeria’.
“We stop our people from going to the market, under the pretence of asking them to stay at home. But the people supporting stay at home that are in South Africa, Finland, Germany, Austria, Ghana, Benin Republic, go to work. They are not staying at home. They are doing their businesses; they are going about their work.” Dokubo said.
Dokubo has been critical of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, since violence peaked following the separatist’s arrest in June 2021.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.