Ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a.Tompolo who is wanted by the Federal Government has finally spoken from his hideout. on Sunday he made a solemn appeal from his hideout to rampaging militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers to ceasefire.
He revealed that the government of Muhammadu Buhari is just after Niger Delta oil as seen by the invasion of his home and Gbaramatu communities by the military in the name of searching for him and members of the NDA.
In an appeal letter to members of the dreaded militant group, the former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta he begged them to stop attacks for the interest of region. He revealed that the federal government has made him a victim of ethnic politics.
He begged the NDA to “put an end to this act of pipeline vandalism, as it will not do our dear country any good, especially in this critical period of our economic history.
“I still maintain that I know nothing about your group and the destruction of crude oil facilities in the Niger Delta region.
“That notwithstanding, for the love of country and out of patriotism, I wish to appeal to you once again to stop the bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, and embrace the path of dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria, as the government is ready to hear you out on whatever issues you wish to discuss with it.
“You guys know that I do not know you and how to reach you, except through the mass media. If truly as you guys claimed that you are fighting for the well-being of the people of the Niger Delta, then you must adhere to this appeal, otherwise, the world will label you as criminals
“Come to think of the consequences of your actions in the region so far, particularly as it affects me and the people of Gbaramatu kingdom. Just yesterday (Saturday), the Nigerian Army invaded the ancestral headquarters of the kingdom, Oporoza town, under the guise of looking for members of your group, particularly me, who they have wickedly linked to your group, and unleashed mayhem on the innocent people of the community,” Tompolo said.
He revealed that the groups blowing up of pipelines is affecting the development of the Niger Delta and the Gbaramatu kingdom.
“And this happened in my absence as I am currently out of Gbaramatu kingdom, but what I gathered from some of the victims of the Army invasion is unspeakable. Even pots of soup were not spared. The Army has massively looted resident homes, desecrated traditional places of worship, committed sacrilege, abominations and what have you,” he added.