Posted by News Express | 9 June 2014 | 3,716 times
Former Ijaw Youth Council President and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has spoken of his encounter with leaders of Boko Haram during his days in prison and how they managed to communicate though separated by prison walls.
Dokubo, who was imprisoned several times in connection with his Niger Delta struggle, said in an interview with Vanguard newspaper that during one of his prison spells, he met Muda Shiru, Mohammed Isam, Yusuf Hussein, Asan Yusuf and Mohammed Bello.
“They were leaders of the group that is now called Boko Haram. They were arrested and repatriated from Libya,” he said.
He disclosed that some of these people are no longer with them Boko Haram. According to him, Isam is no longer with them. I don’t have their contact. But I believe that the majority of those people may have been dead.”
On how they related in prison, Dokubo said: “We had very close relationship when we were in prison even though we didn’t see face to face. They were in their cells and I was in mine; so we hit the wall and talked. During prayers, we prayed together by shouting.”
•Photo shows Dokubo Asari.
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