Tompolo appeals to Niger Delta Avengers to stop attacking pipelines
Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has appealed to members of the Niger Delta Avengers to stop their continuous attack on oil installations in the Niger Delta Region and dialogue with the Federal Government.
He stated that dialogue is the only option to resolving any crisis, including the current one between the government and the Niger Delta Avengers.
Tompolo, who has been declared wanted after failing to appear before a court for corruption charges, made his appeal in a statement he released on June 10, 2016. In the statement, Tompolo insisted he has no link with the militant group.
Furthermore, he exonerated Benji Ekeremor, Super and Owomor, aka VIP from being coordinators of the Avengers as it is speculated on online platforms especially niaja.com platform.
He said they are responsible men who had gotten skilled training under the Presidential Amnesty programme and using these skills to eke out a living.
He said the allegations that these men are the coordinators of various axes of the Avengers is a malicious and mischievous one.
He also berated the Nigerian military for the desecration of traditional worship centers in Gbaramatu kingdom