Ex-Niger Delta militant Mr. Asari Dokubo who was arrested by the State Security Service SSS earlier today over his incisive comments that the Niger Delta would militants would make Nigeria ungovernable should President Goodluck Jonathan be denied the chance for re-election has been released.
Security sources confirmed to Newsinvestigators that the controversial militant was release a few hours after interrogation by the SSS.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested former militant in connection with some inciting statements he made during an interview with a television station early in the week.
He was said to have promply honoured the DSS invitation when he was called upon for questioning.
On Tuesday February 6, 2014, Dokubo said: “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. At home, we have regrouped and we have put our people at alert,” he had said.
“In less than one hour, the way we would strike, the world will be shocked. If anybody does anything against Jonathan, we will retaliate. What we will do will shock the whole world. We will cripple the economy of the country not only in the creeks, but also on the nation’s territorial waters. No vessel will be allowed to enter Nigeria’s territorial waters.
“Let them not try anything. If they abuse Jonathan, there is no problem, he is their President but anything that will affect the interest of the Ijaw people and the interest of the entire people of the Niger Delta will be resisted at any cost. Jonathan cannot be defeated; they cannot defeat him; they don’t have the right.”
The DSS saw Mr Dokubo’s statements as being capable of breaching the nation’s fragile peace, hence the invitation extended to him by the agency.
Dokubo had earlier in September 2013 told Channels television while speaking on politics today that “2015 is already a settled matter; Goodluck Jonathan will be president in 2015, whether they contest or they don’t contest, Goodluck Jonathan will be president”
His latest comments had drew the ire of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, with the party calling for his immediate arrest.