Asari Dokubo is a prominent Nigerian activist and former militant leader. He was born on June 1, 1964, in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. Asari Dokubo gained notoriety as the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), a militant group that fought for the rights of the region’s inhabitants and demanded a fairer distribution of oil wealth.
Dokubo’s involvement in militant activities began in the early 2000s when he voiced grievances over the exploitation of the Niger Delta’s natural resources by multinational oil companies and the neglect of the region’s development by the Nigerian government. His group, the NDPVF, carried out attacks on oil installations, leading to disruptions in oil production and drawing attention to the dire conditions faced by the people of the Niger Delta.
However, in 2004, Dokubo accepted a presidential amnesty offered by the Nigerian government and laid down his arms. Since then, he has been involved in political activism, particularly advocating for the rights and development of the Niger Delta region.
Over the years, Asari Dokubo has remained a controversial figure, with his statements and actions attracting both support and criticism. He has been vocal about issues such as resource control, self-determination for the Niger Delta, and the need for a fairer distribution of wealth in Nigeria. His outspokenness and provocative statements have often landed him in the center of political debates.
Asari Dokubo continues to be active in Nigerian politics and has expressed support for various political movements and causes. His influence and role in the Niger Delta region remain significant, particularly in relation to the ongoing discussions on resource control and development in the area.