Niger Delta Avengers Mock Tompolo,Whereas Tompolo Denies Knowledge of the Avengers.
The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, blamed former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, over the sufferings and untold hardship soldiers have allegedly subjected innocent people of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, particularly women and children, in the past few days .
The militant group, in a statement, by its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, said it had cautioned Tompolo against taking sides with the Nigerian government but he ignored them.
The group said it was going to carry out more attacks, go personal against business mogul and pipeline contractor, Captain Okunbor Idahosa and army officer, Major B. Yahaya, who is leading the assault against unarmed Gbaramatu people. Source: Daily Post.
Opinion: There seems to be some contradictions here. Tompolo wrote a letter which was widely publicized. In the letter, part of which he said, “On the other hand, some have suggested that you may be part of the multitude of characters I had catered for, from economically empowering from payment of school fees, hospital bills, and house rents and so on. And that as am out of circulation as a result of my travails in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), you might be tempted to strike out on your own for sheer survival.Whichever the case, I still maintain that I know nothing about your group and the destruction of crude oil facilities in the Niger Delta region”. (see complete letter on http://www.cvakutamedia.com/2016/05/tompolo-begs-niger-delta-avengers.html) . The Niger Delta Avengers, now said it cautioned Tompolo against taking sides with the government. Tompolo denying he doesn’t know them, and Avengers saying the cautioned him from taking sides with the government. Both statements do not add up.
Meanwhile,a former militant and Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Victor-Ben Ebikamobowel popularly known as Boyloaf has condemned the actions of the Niger Delta Avengers. He referred to them as criminals. He specifically fingered Tompolo as the leader of the on going crises at the Niger Delta.