Former Niger-Delta warlord and Founder, Niger-Delta People Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has formed another guards outfit to counter rival Tompolo who won an N4bn monthly contract from Federal Government.
Dokubo-Asari said: “You (Tompolo) took pipeline contract in Delta, your place, and then you come to Kalabari to take pipeline contract because you are an Ijaw man; because only you know how to chop (eat).
“You take from Gbaramatu land, you take Itsekiri people own (portion), you take Urhobo people own (portion), you take Isoko people own (portion), you take Kwale people own (portion), you take all.
“You take the whole of Bayelsa own (portion), and then you come to Kalabari. If Timipre Sylva gave you because he wants to clip my wings when he was a House of Assembly member, did I clip his wing?
“I am older than he is. When he was governor, did I clip his wings?
“That I am becoming too powerful, so he connived and gave pipeline contract so that he will destroy what we are doing to make the government he is part of, stable.
“Therefore, he brought Tompolo and Tompolo gathered people and told them he would buy guns and give them. Let them come.
“I am not boasting. I think soldiers will guide him here. Let them come. I did not talk about Rivers state. I said Kalabari. They cannot take it. Let them take any place they like, not Kalabari.
“You are collecting over N4.5 billion a month for doing nothing and people come to Oporoza to support you.
“Leave the pipeline in Kalabari here, you cannot take it. Take other places, it is Ijaw land, yes. But this one in Kalabari, you cannot take it.”
Maintaining that Tompolo did not save him as some people purported, he asked, “Where did Tompolo save me? I am the one that saved Tompolo.
“People are alive, they know. Does Tompolo leave Oporoza? Does he not know me? Saved me where, how?
“I took my things there. I went to fight them with my men. When I want my things back, they did not agree to give me them.
“Tompolo brought 48 rifles for me which I take go. Did they give me one human being? I take my boat go, I take my guns to go, I take my General Purpose Machine Gun, GPMG go, take my rocket launchers go in 1998/1999, 2003(sic).