Founder of the now rested(?) Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, on May 7, 2014 described the abduction of over 2oo girls by members of Boko Haram on April 14, 2014 which has gained both national and international attention as a scam, the creation of the political enemies of President Goodluck Jonathan.
This message which was shared via his personal Facebook page generated lots of views for and against his opinion.
Dokubo has taken his belief on step further by staging a protest on the matter. Together with his supporters, they help placards with various messages, ‘Chibok is a political scam’, ‘Don’t play politics with my name, Chibok is a scam’, ‘Chibok is a scam… No parents, No pictures, No girls’.
See photos of his latest campaign on the Chibok school abduction shared on Monday, May 12, 2014 just few hours before the release of the latest video by Boko Haram on Monday, May 12,2014.
According to news reports, about 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist terrorist group from their school dormitory in the middle of the night. Most of the girls are Christians from the predominantly Christian town of Borno.
The abduction of the girls has been turned into a political issue in Nigeria as the 2015 presidential elections approaches. The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, seeking to oust President Goodluck Jonathan from office and replace him with a hard-line islamist, General Muhammadu Buhari, has created a campaign around the issue.