Probe My Alleged Involvement In Kaduna Bomb Blasts, Asari Dokubo Tells DSS


Leader of Niger Delta People’s Salvation Force (NDPSF), Asari Dokubo has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate an alleged attempt by him to assassinate former President Mohammed Buhari.

In a letter written on his behalf by his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, Dokubo stated that, after the bomb blast incidence of Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 in Kaduna State that killed about 85 people and which was allegedly targeted at former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic Cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, there was a media report which accused Dokubo of complicity.

According to the letter, “An online media, RESCUE NEWS, published a news item that our client procured suicide bombers to kill General Muhammdu Buhari and that he is privy to a plot to assassinate General Muhammdu Buhari,” Keyamo stated in a letter to the Director General of the DSS requesting an investigation into the matter.

It asserted that, “The publisher further alleged that our client paid the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira) to the suicide bombers that carried out the said dastardly act and that one of the suspected suicide bombers arrested in connection with the said incident of 23rd July, 2014 has confessed to our client’s complicity in the said act.”

The letter further said, “Our client finds these mendacious allegations made against him too weighty and grave to ignore or disregard. The said allegations have endangered the life of our client, the lives of his family, close associates and kinsmen.”

Dokubo also said while he has the right to express his views on national issues like any other citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and has done so on many occasions, he has never and will never be involved in a plot to kill a respected former leader like Buhari or anyone for that matter.

His solicitors implored the DSS to thoroughly investigate the allegations leveled against Dokubo by the said ‘Rescue News’ to curtail the threat, public disenchantment and animosity already created against our client, his family, close associates and kinsmen as a result of these baseless allegations.