Rivers crisis: Police declare ex-militant leader 'General' Asabuja wanted


Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, Tunji Disu

A Former Niger Delta militant leader Gabriel ‘General’ Asabuja has been declared wanted by the Rivers Police Command over a viral video in which he was seen issuing some threats over the ongoing crisis on the tenure of local government councils in the state.

Tunji Disu, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police revealed this when he appeared on Channels Television programme on Tuesday.

The Police Commissioner condemned the video, noting that Asabuja threats and firing caused a lot of panic in the state.

The militant leader was seen in the video threatening to take over Local Government Councils in Rivers.

He also boasted that he had taken over Obio/Akpor Local Government Council area of the state while issuing threats to the former chairman of the council.

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But Disu said Asabuja has been invited over the video, but he has refused to heed the invitation.

He, however, vowed that Asabuja will be arrested at the appropriate times as apropritate machinery has been activvated to grab him.

“That video caused a lot of panic in the state. It gives a lot of concern to everybody even out of the state. I want to assure you that we are not going to take kindly to that. We have put actions in motion. We would get him at the appropriate time. We have gotten a lot of people of his kind.

“You cannot prepare a video and start firing and threatening people not to move around and do what they are expected to do in town and expect the police will fold their hands. We are working towards it. We have invited him and he does not want to come but we will do what we want to do. We are looking out for him.”

“He is wanted. That is correct,” the Rivers State Commissioner said on the current affairs show.

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