Posted by The Port Harcourt Telegraph on
Alhaji Asari Dokubo is believed to have commenced moves which hopes would help avert a new round of bloodletting in Rivers State.
Alhaji Asari Dokubo is believed to have commenced moves which he hopes would help avert a new round of bloodletting in Rivers State.
In an open letter which he wrote recently, the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Vulunteer Force had assured he would do his utmost to get Ateke Tom of the Niger Delta Vigilante to reconcile with his former associate and confidant, Soboma George.
Sources close to Asari told this publication that the former warlord has been reaching out to all the sides that are involved in the ongoing crisis that is threatening the peace and security of ordinary Rivers people.
Asari had vowed never to be dragged into the macabre dance of death in which ordinary youths of Rivers extraction would be sent to early graves.
Nobody knows for now what the response by Soboma and Ateke is to Asari's peace overtures.
In the township areas where sporadic fighting has been registered in the last few weeks, many hope normalcy would return.
For now, most businesses are being threatened by the shoot outs that are daily creating panic.
While Asari angles for peace, the security agencies say they too are not resting on their oars.
Will peace ever return?
That is one question that only Ateke and Soboma and those forces that are loyal to them can anwer.
The Rivers people wait to see what will happen, hope the fighting warlords would lay down their guns for good and pray security forces would be able to keep a hold on matters at least to guarantee the lives and property of the defenseless masses who now run a risk of being caught in a cross fire.
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