Just when we thought a cease fire had been negotiated with the Niger Delta militants, a new development shows. In a new statement released yesterday, the militants revealed that the only solution to the current logger head with the Federal Government is an instant reprieve for former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has since declared Tompolo wanted in February over an alleged N45.9bn fraud and charged him to court in absentia.
The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, General Playboy, yesterday warned the Federal Government to leave Tompolo and any indigene from the oil-rich region alone.
Furthermore, the group also blamed the death of Tompolo’s father on Buhari and demanded that an immediate apology be sent to the family of the deceased.
He said, “You (Federal Government) are coming to Gbaramatu Kingdom in search of militants; how many communities in the North-East have you raided in search of Boko Haram?
“We have said it before now that we will not stop bombing until the Federal Government drops charges against Tompolo and any indigene of Niger Delta, and apologise to Tompolo over the death of his father, who soldiers have killed.
“Let me use this medium to warn the Federal Government that if anything should happen to former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, President Muhammadu (Buhari) will see our true colours.”