Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo, the first wife of erstwhile Niger Delta militant leader Alh. Asari Dokubo, is dead. She died in a road transport accident alongside a friend on her way to Ibadan.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, the Chairman of the Oyo State Muslim community, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, confirmed her death in a statement.
He said Alhaja Zainab who was until her death the Secretary of Bayelsa State Muslims Pilgrims Board was a Muslim long before she married Asari Dokubo and lived in the Ibadan before relocating to Yenagoa.
“Even then, there was hardly any month she was not in Ibadan for one Islamic programme or the other.
“She was a member of many Islamic organisations in Ibadan including Oluyole Muslim community under the Imamship of Imam Mudashir Bada.
“It is interesting she was coming to her preferred town Ibadan when she met her destiny.
“She was survived by four children Amirah, Hassan, Hussain and Osama.
“May Allah accept her multifarious and multidimensional jihad as acts Ibadah and admit her to jannat Firdaous,” Alhaji Sanni said.