A politician from Nigeria named Asari Dokubo (formerly known as Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr.) presided over the Ijaw Youth Council.
He is the creator of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, one of the most well-known military organizations active in the Niger Delta region. He is well-known for taking a staunchly anti-government position, which has won him favor with the people of the Niger Delta.
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|Name||Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr.|
|Born||1st June 1964|
|Nationality||Nigerian (1964-2013), Beninese (2013-present)|
|School||University of Calabar (UniCal) (dropped out)|
Early Years and Biography of Asari Dokubo
Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr.’s son Asari Dokubo was born in Buguma, Rivers State, on June 1, 1964. He was raised in a Christian middle-class home by a judge and a housewife.
He completed his elementary and secondary education in Port Harcourt before being accepted to the prestigious University of Calabar (UniCal) in Cross River State to study law. Later, he would leave the school, alleging conflicts with the administration as his cause.
He was admitted to Rivers State University of Science and Technology in an effort to complete his education, but he dropped out for the same reasons he had left UniCal.
Activism and career
After quitting school, Asari Dokubo converted to Islam and changed his name to Mujahid Dokubo-Asari to reflect the shift.
He became actively interested in politics in the 1990s and ran unsuccessfully in 1992 and 1998 for two positions in the state of Rivers.
The Niger Delta’s Ijaw ethnic minority created the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) in 1998 with the main goal of advancing their interests. Asari was chosen to serve as the organization’s vice-president because he was a founder member.
He was elected president of the IYC in 2001 and guided the organization in pursuing its mission of “Resource Control and Self Determination By Any Means Necessary.”
He founded the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) in 2004, which would go on to play a significant role in igniting instability in the Delta region.
A militant organization called the NDPVF was largely supported by local and regional politicians looking to make significant sums of money off the oil wealth in the area. The organization also participated in illicit resource extraction in the form of oil “bunkering” and other activities.
Boma Dokubo and Asari Dokubo are married, and they have four children together: Amirah, Hassan, Hussain, and Osama. Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo, his first wife, was killed in a car accident in 2016 while traveling to Ibadan.
Asari shifted his assets out of the Niger Delta in Nigeria and to Cotonou in 2013 after becoming a citizen of the Benin Republic.