‘I became radicalised after converting to Islam’ – Dokubo-Asari

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Asari-Dokubo

In 1988 when I was rusticated from the University of Calabar, I decided to go to Libya. So, I left home. I converted to Islam. I took the bath and became a Muslim at the Calabar Central Mosque which was managed by some Yoruba people. I became radicalised after I became a Muslim. One goal I set for myself was the liberation of my people and I wanted a military.

As the President, National Union of Rivers State Students, I had read so much about revolution and my greatest attraction was Libya; that is why I decided to go to Libya. So, I took a night bus from Calabar and dropped at Jos. From Jos, I proceeded to Kafanchan, then to Saminaka, down to Leri, Zaria, until I got to Kano. From Kano, I passed through Dutse. Then Damaturu was a small town. I got to Maiduguri. From Maiduguri to Marite. I was just going until I got to Gamboringala. From there I got to Gambori France. From there to Kusiri to Jamina to Eir, Eir to Agadese in Niger Republic. It was easy for me as a Muslim because I joined them to pray. I saw many deaths on the road. People wanted to go to Europe and so on. When I couldn’t enter Libya at that time, I had to come back.

My father had secured a new admission for me at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. So I had to go back to the university to continue my law programme. From that radicalization, I started to join different groups. I set up one called CCC – Committee of Collective Conscience – a Marxist movement for change in our society and I started talking to people. When I went back to school, I discovered I had lost interest in formal education. From then, I started confronting state authority. I aligned with progressive forces. But you know, I really don’t see any progressive force in Nigeria. I was in PSP. From there, I went to Peoples Front formed by by Yar’Adua. From there, I joined the NCP. I became a little bit prominent in the party because of my ideological stand. After the wrongful annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, and the role I played during the election, I began to think more and more about confronting the Nigerian state militarily. And I believed that was the only way freedom could come to our people. And that was the period the Ijaw started gathering because of the movement that was going on in Ogoni land. It influenced Ijaw people. I joined the Movement for the Survival of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta. I aligned with them and put in my contribution into what T.K. Ogoriba was doing. It, it metamorphosed into the Ijaw Youth Council (IYM), the Kaiama Declaration. But before then, we had formed another group named Kirimani which was more military than civil. But a lot of our people do not understand the ideological thrust of our struggle and we formed other organizations. We found there was a lot of injustice in the Nigerian state and some of us could not stomach it. So, I became a regular guest of the State Security Service (SSS) and the police and sometimes the military because when we went out to carry out a march, the police will come. We also had confrontations with the army. So, I became a regular face with the State Security Service. During NADECO, the role I played is well known to the people who were in the group.  I always like to be on the side of the people. The struggle has become my life.”

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  2. Mallam Baffa says

    He dont even know how to talk. Idiot

  3. Rufa'i Muhammad Aminu says

    “Na lie”,no Radicalism in Islam unless your own Niger-Delta made Islam.

  4. Abu Illo says

    na where de money 4de strugul dey comot from? unfinished tori!

  5. Mabinuori Ganiu says

    der is no radicalism in islam,islam is love,happiness,and peace”islamic are not terrorist

  6. Mabinuori Ganiu says

    der is no radicalism in islam,islam is love,happiness,and peace”islamic are not terrorist

  7. Umarambusa Mustapha says

    Na useles fa dnt mind hm.

  8. Umarambusa Mustapha says

    Na useles fa dnt mind hm.

  9. Youssuf Adinoyi Mustapha says

    He became radicalised after becoming a Muslim. Was he rusticated after becoming a Muslim? What led to his rustication? Is it too much intelligence, too much humility, good scores in his studies or his in-born radicalism? He’s a confusionist and sick fellow.
    He shuld tell us if he was a Muslim before his rustication.

  10. Youssuf Adinoyi Mustapha says

    He became radicalised after becoming a Muslim. Was he rusticated after becoming a Muslim? What led to his rustication? Is it too much intelligence, too much humility, good scores in his studies or his in-born radicalism? He’s a confusionist and sick fellow.
    He shuld tell us if he was a Muslim before his rustication.

  11. Blinkz Nnamdi says

    haba example full everywhere sometimes i feel like asking questions to Muslim people what’s happening to peace you do tell us.

  12. Blinkz Nnamdi says

    haba example full everywhere sometimes i feel like asking questions to Muslim people what’s happening to peace you do tell us.

  13. Opuah Abeikwen says

    So asari na ex- malabite

  14. Opuah Abeikwen says

    So asari na ex- malabite

  15. Muhammad Rabiu Nuhu says

    You can easily go back to your fathers religion and stopped being a nuisance to yourself and to your people. You were a Christian before and you were not radicalized. But when you willingly join Islam, you became what?. You are not a true Muslim, you are only a muslim by name. Infact you join Islam just to give it a bad name. But God is watching you. your judgement is coming soonest. As a Muslim, you read in the qu,ran where it was said that there is no compulsion in Religion abi. So my friend you can live and become a saint.

  16. Muhammad Rabiu Nuhu says

    You can easily go back to your fathers religion and stopped being a nuisance to yourself and to your people. You were a Christian before and you were not radicalized. But when you willingly join Islam, you became what?. You are not a true Muslim, you are only a muslim by name. Infact you join Islam just to give it a bad name. But God is watching you. your judgement is coming soonest. As a Muslim, you read in the qu,ran where it was said that there is no compulsion in Religion abi. So my friend you can live and become a saint.

  17. Abba Black Kyari says

    Go to Sambisa and show dem dat u ar radical

  18. Abba Black Kyari says

    Go to Sambisa and show dem dat u ar radical

  19. Ibrahimovic Ismailanov says

    I am Muslim before you. Am not radicalised because am not in Islam for money, fool.

  20. Ibrahimovic Ismailanov says

    I am Muslim before you. Am not radicalised because am not in Islam for money, fool.

  21. Lekan Akinsanya says

    That is where u belong.

  22. Lekan Akinsanya says

    That is where u belong.

  23. Mohammed Mustapha Saidu says

    Dokubo still you are muslim by name and not by practice!

  24. Mohammed Mustapha Saidu says

    Dokubo still you are muslim by name and not by practice!

  25. Ayeni Olusore says

    Ehm, u guys shld take ur frustrations out on d Boko haram members. Y’all shld stop lashing dokubo. Go to sambisa and lash boko haram members

  26. Baba Umar says

    You became more enlighten after converting to islam.

  27. Yukay Kalu S says

    Islam is d worst religion in the world,is filled with terrorist like prophet Mohammed,buhari,atiku and babangida and shekau

  28. Yusuf Salisu Keffi says

    pls go back to ur fore father religion liv islam, la iqra fiddin, .

  29. Youssuf Adinoyi Mustapha says

    Yukay I pray God Almighty forgive ur ignorance & insanity.

  30. Arogundade Babatunde says

    You are big touts criminal pipe vandalisation n oil looter bankrey. Inportation of fire arms. One day ur cup will full. Nonkey will go market of no return. Warn ur other members ok

  31. Yusuf Oshafu says

    Foolish man

  32. Sa'eed Hadejia says

    mad

  33. Umar Bello says

    U are not a Christian and u are a moslem because both religion don’t accept radicals. It means u don’t belong to any religion. U are belong to shytan(free thinkers)

  34. Osabo Lawal says

    @Yakay, u’r an animal covered wt human skin. If truly u knw what islam entails u won’t av say all dis rubbish. May Allah in his infinity mercy 4give n guide u 2d ryt path.

  35. Maryam Shettima says

    @Ayeni Olusore please tell me,who’s lashing who? N what brought frustration in2 d matter?

  36. Idriss Enemakwu says

    U need medical attention.

  37. Ibrahim Adamu Nafada says

    Yukay Kalu S u ar animal ur obituary has been decleared ur final home is hell fire

  38. Hussaini Izala Yandoto says

    Yukay Don’t ever mention d name of our prophet again if u do it again u will see trouble with ur naked eye

  39. Zainab Bade says

    Useless man

  40. Muhammed Umar says

    Am now fully convinced dat u a not a Muslim but a devil disciple.

  41. Amin Umar Ilelah says

    Why are you people misunderstanding Atari? HE SIMPLY MEAN HIS OWN CONVERSION TO ISLAM TOOK HIM BACK TO HIS ROOT.AND I ADD NO WONDER HIS MISBEHAVIOR…

  42. Prince Adewale Fayomi says

    Ori boy yii o pe

  43. Uzaifa Saleh says

    Everybody in here knows dat u are a gang star a killer who feeds on innocent pples so hw do u expect to hv inner peace so long as u are alive u will never hv it in shaa Allah plzzzz say Amin

  44. Prince Adewale Fayomi says

    Ori boy yii o pe

  45. Murtala Maitsafe says

    Yukay Allah ya tsine maka albarka Allah yatsine maka albarka Allah ya tsine maka albarka .

  46. Abdullahi Bello says

    Yukai u r shaytan devil n bastard we pray Allah send you calamities n destroy u
    U ll perish inshaAllah

  47. Abdulrahaman Bello Hamza says

    Ameen

  48. Nura Tajo Lefter says

    Yukay allah tsine maka albarka

  49. Isa Shaibu Ali says

    Yukay Kalu S, What is the purpose of your creation by God? I need answer please before I tell you what you do not know. Your problem starts from your ignorance of the three religions. Choose one and practice according to its teachings may be your madness will be cured. Do that now and fast!

  50. Gbolabo Ogunleye says

    I respect Asari Dokubo a lot for his egarlitarian gesture

  51. Kabir Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau says

    Dokubo…became a muslim in 1988, by than I have been a Muslim for over 18years and many more Muslim are there before him. So stupid he decided to changed to something different. Asari he is not a man of God but a devilish,

  52. Hassan Umar says

    Dokubo Asari/Yukay S.Kalu,two of you may almighty allah punish you,bastards,stupids,useles,idiots,bad creations,shegu,uwaku yan,iska.

  53. Abdullahi Mana says

    And if Dukubo says his conversion to islam is what radicalised him then who is holding him in it? you better get out of it nd become what ever you think islam has stopped to become, idiot person like you is not suppose to be in this religion you are one those that are giving islam bad name so please go to wherever you want to go i believe islam will be more peaceful without a blood sucker like you.

  54. Emmablack Ebhos Ilenikhena says

    the truth is coming out.everybody show ur religion.

  55. Ibrahim Ahmad says

    your conversion has a secret agenda; you become a muslim by name n use that opportunity to embarrass islam n muslim:; ye ye man

  56. Yakubu Ahmed Bk says

    You do not take any bath to become a Muslim. You got it all wrong from the beginning which explained why you not more than a misguided rascal..

  57. Osabo Lawal says

    Pls bring back our girls and take #Asari &#Yukay. Useless fools

  58. Victor John Valentine says

    Hmmmnmm, can isult solve problems?

  59. Hadi Bawa Tsafe says

    Why can’t u change nd left chose another religion.Meanwhile ur not a true Muslim becuase ur action nd th complete life is not part of th Islamic teaching.I know u Asari,so can’t decieve us!

  60. Abubakar Garba says

    Islam is a religion of peace and I don’t think if you have read any books about Islamic religion. Please go back to base and stop making utranches that make you to look like an idiot

  61. Haruna Rasheed says

    Even now you’re not a Muslim. You’re just hiding under the umbrella of Islam to cause trouble. May Allah destroy you and whole ijaw tribe in Nigeria

  62. Zaiyanu Janyau says

    Asari already ur convation to islam is done with devilish mind,so ur using islam to instigate violence so that people arround d globe c muslims as terrorist, now ur a feak muslim and munafik,sha sha sha.

  63. Ugwuoke Kelvin Abuchi says

    Asari, you claim to be a warrior. Why not take a trip to Sambisa and rescue our girls?

  64. Muhammad Zakiru El Gusawy says

    You are not tru muslim.go back what you are wawa

  65. Innocent Ugwuoke says

    Toothless bul dog

  66. Eworo Ekoro says

    But, it baffles me dat only in moslems dorminated countries we av crisis d world over. I bet anyone to prove me wrong

  67. Ishaq Ahmed says

    A fake muslim and GOD will curse you soon,

  68. Aliyu Musa Kallah says

    Yukay you bull shit therefore a real black devil jaki kawai

  69. Yahaya Ahmadu says

    @eworo the devils has nothing to do with emptied souls, cos they have already set them on the wrong path, but for muslims who holds the right path are always being troumatise by the shatan and his human agents in order not to let them have peace.

  70. Nafiu Abdullahi says

    You became radicalised because you were dismissed from sch. not because you accept Islam.

  71. Balarabe Tanko says

    Mr Asari islam is never a eligious that teachs radicalism, for u to said after ur conversion to islam u turn such then why still remained within, because what u are trying to say is as if u a regreting, pls mind ur utterances and remain a gud muslim. in islam it hold no tribal bigotry, may Allah guide us right amin.

  72. Adamu Bangs Yusuf says

    Alot of ???? On some religion as it associate radicalism. One can easily identify members even by their ordinary comment on issues in FB.

  73. Oladoyin Abiodun Emmanuel says

    May God 4giv us….

  74. Ovuoke Benson says

    @Aliyu M. Kallah, it baffles one d way you guys react 2 issues, it simply means, if you’ve ur way, you’ll do more than what boko haram is doing, yet you claim islam is peace, but come think of it, which peace are we talking about when killing d pple?

  75. Isa Yahaya Sadanu says

    wawa kawai… ur calling sombody dog,without knowing dat ur d big mad dog,idiot

  76. Bilal Romo says

    @eworo. Ask ur paymasters who are between all these uprising in Islamic Countries,,,,,Are they not the one? Think twice

  77. Bilal Romo says

    @Dokubo. U are not one of us, u only hide under the umbrella to create confusions and divert attentions. Fear none but Allah.

  78. Bilal Romo says

    @ovuoke benson. We have mentioned than now that they (BH) are not our brothers bcos we are peacekeepers not troublemakers. To ask u; Who are they working and who pay them,,,,,,,,,u the unbelievers. Be Wise

  79. Bilal Romo says

    @nafiu Abdullahi. Thanks a lot

  80. Ahmed Abdulrahman says

    then change back to d religion u bliv in. Islam is nt a religion of force is about choice. U knw what is best for u

  81. Ekundayo Femi Ekundayo says

    Asari has begun to fall; and he shall complete his fall, by the Power in the Blood of Jesus

  82. Aliyu Abdullahi says

    yukay kalu u ar original pegan i de ur villge u people are worshiping died body u sell ur granpapa land to bery ur father idiyot u get religion ? u kinappa

  83. Aliyu Abdullahi says

    yukay kalu answer dis question religion and culture wit one u lik pass .and u call my prophet name again

  84. Sani Arzika says

    All your radicalism is becouse of ethnocentirism, and Islam has nothing to do with tribalism and ethnocentirism. Therefore, your claim of radicalism becouse of conversion to islam does not hold water. No correlation whatsoever between Islam and tribalism, if at all you are a good muslim, you would have shuned tribalism.

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