Asari Dokubo, a former Niger Delta agitator has said the police lack the justification to prosecute anybody in the South East if it fails to arrest killer Fulani herdsmen.
Asari also said that the former Inspector-General of Police should have carried out diligent investigation before accusing the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB of carrying out Monday’s attacks.
Asari-Dokubo, in a statement through the Head of Information and Communication of Biafra Customary Government, Uche Mefor, said the IGP should have carried out an investigation and provide evidence before his conclusion.
He said the police does not have any justification to prosecute anybody in the South East if he continued to water down the atrocities of the Fulani killer herdsmen.
Dokubo, however, attributed what he described as violent utterances of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu for the many lives lost in the South East
“I maintain that the public utterances of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his open advocating of violence have been responsible for endangering of the lives of our vulnerable people who have fallen victims in the recent violences so far.
“We can’t wilfully turn our land into a theatre of war , lawlessness, anarchy and chaos. We should apply defensive rather than offensive approach unless we are already in war. The right to self-defence is not an exhibition and public show.
“I repeat that any progressive security arrangement for the protection of our people must be a joint, collaborated endeavour. We must apply tact and flexibility where situation demands it just like now. Anything outside that is an avoidable suicidal mission and an invitation to anarchy in our land where our society would be turned upside down; violence reigns supreme and people’s lives subjected to the whims and caprices of warlords, private armies and militia groups,” Dokubo stated.