Nigeria Police ‘investigating’ threats by Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, Boyloaf — IG

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, said on Sunday that the force had begun investigation into threats made some Niger-Delta militants.

Mr. Abba said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the inauguration of some operational vehicles for police by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.

He, however, said that not every incident warrants arrest.

“Do not forget it is not at every instance you arrest someone, sometimes, the best you do is to prepare yourselves, get your evidence first.

“When you have your evidence, then you go into arrest. Arrest should normally come after the investigations, investigations are ongoing,’’ he said.

Some Niger Delta militants, including Mujahideen Dokubo-Asari, Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boy Loaf, and Government Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo, had threatened war if President Goodluck Jonathan loses election next month.

On whether the police need formal complaint on those statements, Mr. Abba said that the force did not need any formal complaint.

“I am not aware that any of my officers have said that you require complaint over inflammatory statements by ex-militants.

“Like I said investigations are going on, when it is the time to arrest, we will effect arrest,” the I-G said.

On political thuggery, Mr. Abba said that all those involved in the act during political campaign rallies had been arrested, except the incidents in Rivers state, which were still being investigated.

“There is no single incident during political rallies that arrests have not been made, except like I said earlier one or two incidents in Rivers, which investigation is still going on.

“In all other incidents arrests have been made, even when the courts were on strike, we were still able to make arrangements where they (thugs) were properly secured.

“Now that some of the courts are back, prosecution has already commenced in that regard, but remember it is not in every state that we witness thuggery,” he said.

The I-G, who said that none of the political rallies had been disrupted by act of thuggery, expressed happiness that the exercise was gradually coming to an end.

“Most of the leaders of the political parties have sent commendations to the fact that we are able to provide sufficient security for them to conduct their rallies and campaigns,” he said.

Ex Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo, Presidential aide, Kingsley Kuku, and the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson at the threat meeting.
Ex Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo, Presidential aide, Kingsley Kuku, and the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson at the threat meeting.



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  • amazing2012

    How are you investigating them ? Mere statement !!

    • Otile

      There is nothing to investigate. For there to peace Mohammedans must tell boko haram to stop beheading people.

      • amazing2012

        -Who form Alqaida, trained and equip them ? Christians!
        -Who are lords resistance army (LRA) under Joseph Kone, of Uganda who killed thousand and terrorize millions.
        -Rwandan genocide, christians murdered christians in millions.
        -Anders Brueviek of Norway, christian knight who murdered 85 youths.
        -who drop supplies to Boko boys using helicopter ? Christian government.
        -who give Boko hundreds of Hilux vehicles and fuel same ?
        -who detonate first October bombing ? Pastor Okar
        To cont:

        • Otile

          The answer to everyone of your question is unknown. In other words, nobody has a concrete answer to any of them, they are all mere speculations. Trying to look into them is like pursuing the shadow.

          So, Musulumi, don’t waste your time on wild goose chase. Set your mind on good things, things of the Lord. Ka ji ko?

  • Halwa

    The Nigerian Public and the international community are waiting for the outcome of the investigation. Thank you for the response clear two weeks after the alleged meeting of the MILITANTS and the Bayelsa state Governor in the Government House, in the presence of Presidential Adviser and widely reported by the media.

  • endingNaija

    ah ah ah ah-This is coming well too too too late Mr. Suleiman Abba!!! You must be a clown. Anyway, I know why it took you this late to start the “investigation”. Why? How can you “investigate” your employer’s men? On he contrary, please continue the bad job you are doing pursuing the opposition-APC and the others. Face that one. Mr. Suleiman Abba, this is a silly joke, you are not “investigating” anything because you dare not investigate the terrorists your employer tooled and is sponsoring. Boyloaf, Tompolo, Dokubo-asari spoke on behalf of your employer-period. Let no one make any mistake about that.

  • arewethishopeless

    Does anyone seriously expect anything from Abba or the security agencies on these ND criminals?

    But if it had involved scamming Nigerian youths and killing a few in the process for fun, you would all have seen Abba at his best. Nonesense ….

  • Dan Arewa

    PDP has two extensions. To the right there is DSS and to the left, there is NPF. The left wing is now helping PDPigs to fly higher and higher.

  • Truthometer

    Incompetent Police Force of Nigeria, headed by corrupt Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba. Everybody knows that Abba has turned Nigerian police into the armed wing of Dumbo/PDP. Too late now. Nigerians will put the misguided so called ex-militant leaders on the check at the appropriate time. Vote for GMB!

  • the truth

    None sense, no one tries it or Nigeria will be history. If there will be arrest, they should start with Buhari and his northern brothers who foolishly believe that Nigeria is there child they can talk to anyhow. Niger delta militants have not spoken half of what Buhari and his brothers from the north spoke. The truth is that Nigeria is already history spiritually, it’s only the physical manifestation that remain. Whether the north win or loose, either Boko haram will intensify their actions or Niger delta militants will uproot the whole equipment being used to drill oil.

  • salako

    Non sense !!

  • Otile

    The dangerous thing about Buhari is that his supporters don’t have to be rational in their zeal to lay down their lives for him. Many of them are ready to sack their wives, fiances, lose their limbs and shade blood on his behalf.

    It is like insanity; the mob are going to do what he tells them to do without any rhyme or reason. The devil alone knows what kind of spell Imam Mohamed Buhari cast on them.

    • Progress

      I am highly educated, savvy, well informed, widely travlled, professionally successful and contented, yet my, my family and friends’ time, energy, resources from now till NigeriaIsTakenBack is SAI BUHARI. . That is our Hugo Chavez, Inacio Lula da Silva, Mahathir Mohamad, Lee Kuan Yew, Tayyip Erdogan. Mr Integrity, a combination of MKO Abiola humility and kind heart; Baba Awo sagacity, probity, selfless sense of service and the courage of the Great Ornamiyan!. Now u know why he commands such genuine and deep respect from the masses. . SAI BUHARI CHANGI OYOYO O O O

      • Otile

        Good luck for you, buddy. Imam has cast a spell on certain people.

        • Naira

          Mugu are you still around? The progressive train has left since and you are still lagging behind. I hope you will not collapse when you pseudogod is completely voted out to Kirikiri.

        • Progress

          You just don’t get it. He has cast a spell on me and my family too. Not with magic but with simplicity, sense of honour and unparalleled integrity, angelic probity and love for the common man. I WILL DO BUHARI BIDDING ANYTIME as far as he remains what we know him for. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Come on board the Change Train my brother!

          Your style is too suave to be with PDPigs. Buhari is not perfect but he is head and shoulder taller than the extra marital affairs-philic or an habitual drunk

      • justice

        TILL NIGERIA IS TAKEN BACK? By whom? The north?

        • Otile

          Ask him, bro.

        • Progress

          Is that a question? So the crowds the multitude in Ibadan Port harcourt Osogbo Ilorin Abeokuta Akure Ado Ekiti Benin Ilorin Kogi etc are Hausas or Fulanis? U better get off KAINKAIN and PDP expired rice

  • Eze1

    IG, are you operating from the moon? It seems you don’t watch TV or read Newspapers…. Investigation, this IG is very Dull.

    • Bidemi Lukman

      The guy is not dull. He has to listen to the dictated tune of his boss.