Who is Asari Dokubo?
Asari Dokubo can be described as an activist by the people of the Niger-delta region but as a terrorist by the Nigerian government. He disrupted the production of the oil in Nigeria as he fought for the reclamation of the mineral resource for the Niger Delta region. The Christian turned Muslim is a major political figure from the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He joined in the creation of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) in 2001 and founded the Niger Delta People’s, Volunteer Force. In this article, I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Niger-delta activist, Asari Dokubu that you probably didn’t know. We will look at Asari Dokubo biography, his age, wife, activist activities, and his net worth.
- Asari Dokubu’s birth name is Dokubo Melford Goodhead Junior. He was born into a humble Christian family in Buguma, Rivers State on June 1, 1964. He has four siblings and his father was a court judge and his mum was a housewive. He attended both primary and secondary school in the Rivers State capital of Port Harcourt, before studying law at the University of Calabar in Cross-Rivers State. He dropped out of UNICAL due to issues with the school’s administration.
- He is married to Boma Dokubo and has four children – Amirah, Hassan, Hussain, Osama. His first wife, Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo died in 2016 in a motor accident on her way to Ibadan. As of 2020, Asari is 56 years old.
- After leaving the University of Calabar, he continued his law studies at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and also dropped out following the same reason.
- He changed his religious background when converted to Islam between 1988-1990, because according to him, he found Islam to be a religion that helps him in his fight.
Islam accepts my role as somebody who should correct the ills of society and the fight against oppression even with my life.
He changed his name to Mujahid Dokubo-Asari to authenticate the conversion.
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The people who own the oil have a right to take the oil which has been stolen from them by a small clique in Abuja for the advancement and betterment of that clique that siphons this money to foreign bank accounts in Europe and the United States and the Caribbean. The oil belongs to us. We’re not stealing it. It is the Nigerian state stealing our oil from us.
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