Despite consistent denials, more accusing fingers are pointing at the direction of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tomplo, as the brain behind new militant group, New Delta Avengers, NDA.
The latest accusation is coming from another former militant, ‘General’ Africa Ukparasia, who, on Friday, offered to assist the federal government in stopping the activities of the group in the Niger Delta.
It would be recalled that the Niger Delta Avengers have launched a serious of vicious attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta, with Tompolo, who may suspect to be behind the attacks because of his pending charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, repeatedly denying any link with the group.
General Africa said: “I want to state categorically that the Niger Delta Avengers is not a new group. It is Tompolo that is behind the group and what they are out to do is to carry out their threat to make the government ungovernable for the APC. We will not allow that to happen.
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“Tompolo is the person behind the attacks in the Niger Delta and so, Nigerians and people of the Niger Delta should not think that there is a new militant group. I am confirming that it is Tompolo that is behind the group. It is not a new militant group.
“It is Tompolo that is disturbing the peace of the people of the Niger Delta. So, I am warning him to stop the unnecessary action and stop disturbing this our government because the government is very sincere.
“During the last government, nobody heard of the name Avengers causing problem and causing damage to our oil installations.
“Before the last election, Tompolo vowed and it was all over the media that if Jonathan did not win the election, he would make the country ungovernable. That is what he is doing now. So, nobody should be surprised about what is happening now because it is Tompolo that is doing it.
“He promised that he would do that and it was all over the media. I have witnesses who can testify to this. Tell him I said so and I am sure he will not deny that”, General Africa said.
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