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We will help Tinubu achieve zero oil theft in Niger Delta – Dokubo

Oil theft in Niger Delta made possible by Military cabal – Asari Dokubo

Leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo on Friday, volunteered to work with other groups to stop the massive oil theft going on in the region, insisting that the theft is being perpetrated by the Nigeria military cabal.

Dokubo, while speaking with State House Journalists after meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the people of the Niger Delta have now resolved to ensure a zero crude oil theft in the region.

The former militant leader argued that ordinary Niger Delta citizens who are often blamed for the action are not responsible as they do not have the wherewithal to perform the stealing.

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According to him, there are “notorious” Army and Naval oil kingpins that have engaged in an unprecedented crude oil theft in the last eight years.

He assured that with President Tinubu, the military kingpins have met their match as they would be flushed out of the system.

According to him, the way the oil thieves have gone about their criminal activities has stripped the people of the Niger Delta of their livelihood, noting that it is a crime against humanity.

Dokubo also alleged that it is an act of blackmail for the military to say that they have insufficient armaments to deal with insecurity, accusing them of forfeiting their weapons to the insurgents, which continued to fuel the insurgency.
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