By SaharaReporters, New YorkMujahidat Daba Asari-Dokubo, wife of boisterous Niger Delta militant Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has described critics of millions of dollars paid to her husband and other militant kingpins as insane.
The US-based Wall Street Journal recently reported that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration had paid more than $40 million to Mr. Dokubo and several other militants.
In her reaction, Mrs. Dokubo also accused Northerners of over-criticizing the president and trying to box Mr. Jonathan into a corner through attacks by cabals and Boko Haram. Warning the North, Mrs. Dokubo also described Mr. Jonathan as an intelligent and sincere leader. She said her family had been close to the president since his days as governor of Bayelsa State.
Mrs. Dokubo has been using her Facebook page to defend the payments made to her husband and a few others, crediting the militants with protecting oil pipelines and other critical infrastructure in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Below are sequences of some of Mrs. Dokubo’s unedited posts:
“I want to clear the mind of some these northerners who never see anything good in Mr president pls stop boxing Mr president to a corner so that he will be at the beck and call of the north and forget that the Niger delta region has to be developed where the proceed of the resources used in running the 37 states including Abuja is gotten from. At the end of his tenure it is the same people who will come out and say your brother was there and he couldn’t do anything for the people of the Niger delta region. The Gej I know is a very kind hearted man and very intelligent he knows his onions pls let the cabal in the north and their agents, boko haram give him a chance to transform this country, their past leaders destroyed. In less than the next 2 years most you who are criticizing Gej will turn around and swallow your vomit
“People who are complaining about the pipeline jobs awarded to ex freedom fighters should go and re-examine the head if they are sane. You are questioning the owners of their properties why a peanut should be given to them compared to those who lived in the desert that don’t produce a spoon of oil, yet they control the resources of the Niger delta. They live fat and large from the proceed of oil in the Niger delta that they are now mad.
“What concerns a stranger with what I do with my property is it becos we the Niger deltans kept quiet for a very long time after the death of Isaac Adaka Boro? In fact all freedom fighters deserve huge oil blocks not pipeline contracts. Do you people know how many people these freedom fighters care and feeed? This pipeline job will cater for thousands of poverty striken families in the Niger delta. So those of you running your mouth should just shut your trap. Boko haram kill their people and strangers especially Christians they are demons so stop comparing Niger delta freedom fighters and boko haram I rest my case.”