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Militants kick, want Tompolo’s pipeline surveillance contract shared



Militants kick, want Tompolo’s pipeline surveillance contract shared

A militant group, the Supreme Egbesu Freedom Fighters of Niger Delta {SEFFND} has called on the Federal Government to split the pipeline surveillance contract awarded to a militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.

According to the group, the contract should be shared among critical stakeholders and ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta for sustained peace and security.

The group also denied reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has barred the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force {NDPVF}, Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo from entering the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, dismissing insinuations of a rift between President Tinubu and Asari-Dokubo.

The leader of the militant group, self-styled General Agadagba 1, aka River Don, who accused some mischievous oil  pipeline contractors of sponsoring the blackmail, in a statement, on Tuesday,  said  President Tinubu never barred Dokubo- Asari from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “The aim of the blackmailers  is to infuse bad blood between Tinubu and Dokubo-Asari  to fuel hostilities in the Niger Delta with falsehood and  blackmail.

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“They also want to create an imaginary rift between him and Tinubu through falsehood and cheap  blackmail.

“It is obvious that they are envious of Alhaji Dokubo- Asari taking up a notable position at the centre stage in the seat of power.

“We  know those behind the fake news, they are not comfortable with Dokubo- Asari’s genuine concern and commitment to stand side by side in support of President Tinubu, and for shunning every rebellious attack and criticism.

“We, therefore, call on the desperate pipeline contractors to desist from their negative actions or face the consequences

“We further insist that the government  should decentralize the award of oil pipeline surveillance contracts to accommodate all the critical stakeholders and ethnic nationalities  in the Niger Delta for  sustained peace and security.”

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