News 24 (AFP)
21 October 2011
"Gaddafi spilled his blood as a martyr to rekindle the fire of revolution all over the world," Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, head of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, told AFP. "Those who murdered him will not go scot-free."
There have been reports that Asari, who previously led a violent militancy in
Gaddafi was accused of using
"Even if I got training in
He said he spent time in
"I was invited by the Libyan government and given a scholarship to go study Islam," he said. "When I arrived in
Asari said he met other foreigners with similar ideas while in
He said he returned and held talks with Gaddafi in early 2010, and claimed he was given $100 000 during that trip. He said however that his movement was not given significant financial support by Gaddafi over the years.
"The people of the world will rise up against this," he said of Gaddafi’s death. "The time is coming and they will regret this murder they committed against the people."
Asari argued that
He was arrested in 2005 on treason charges after he threatened to re-launch his armed campaign for an independent republic in the Niger Delta, but was released in 2007.
Asari says that his movement is now on "sabbatical" since a native of the Niger Delta, Goodluck Jonathan, has been elected president of the country, which is