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Ex-Militant Leader, Tompolo Resurfaces Days After Militants Threatened FG

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Government Ekpemupolo, a former Niger Delta militant leader has resourfaced four years after going underground.

Recall that Ekpemupolo popular as Tompolo had disappeared in 2015 after the Federal Government deployed troops to arrest him shortly after Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s President in 2015.

Tompolo was also declared wanted in 2016, following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he was charged with N45.9bn fraud.

He made his first public appearance in four years just days after a coalition of nine militant groups in the Niger Delta region declared support for the EndSARS protesters.

Operating under the alias of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), they held an emergency meeting in Delta State, announcing their readiness to disavow the ceasefire accord with the Federal Government and engage military forces.

The groups had said that they were ready to resume hostilities, attack oil and gas facilities if the Federal Government did not meet the demands of protesting Nigerian youths.

Tompolo who is the Egbesu priest made his reappearance with his kinsmen.

According to an eyewitnesses, he made a sudden appearance at the Egbesu shrine in his Oporoza country home in Gbaramatu, Delta State.

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