war songs

war songs

Dokubo Asari Detained in Underground Cell for 2 Years

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Shortly before 5p.m. on September 12, 2001, some 50 or so persons allegedly led by Melford Goodhead (alias Mujahid Asari Dokubo) stormed the Rivers State Government Guest House on Forces Avenue, Port Harcourt. Prof. David-West was the governor's personal guest and was lodged in Flat 3. Dokubo, according to David-West, ran up a flight of stairs to his flat and began banging on his door, threatening, "Professor David-West, we know you are there. Open the door, open the door if you are a man. We will kill you. We will roast you". Most of those who had invaded the grounds of the guesthouse were reportedly carrying firearms, knives and other lethal weapons; they were now chanting war songs. David-West had three of his relations in the flat at the time. "I telephoned the CSO (Chief Security Officer) at Government House, and reported what was happening," writes David-West. "He promptly took the necessary action." Officers of the government-controlled Swift Operations Squad (SOS) jumped into four vans, siren wailing, and arrived at the scene.