Report Linking Me With NDA is Voodoo – Tompolo

Former militant warlord, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, Monday, distanced himself from the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), saying the report linking him with the group can be likened to ‘voodoo’
A splinter group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, had named him, among other prominent Nigerians, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, as the financial of the group that had in the past few months claimed responsibility for the attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region of the country.
In a statement issued by Tompolo’s spokesman, Monday, Paul Bebenimibo, who was also named as one of the sponsors, described the report as ‘voodoo.’
Bebenimibo, who is also the Secretary, Tompolo Foundation, said that he has nothing to do with the militant group.
He also said Tompolo has consistently denied his involvement with the militant group.
The statement read: “In the same report, my boss, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo was also mentioned as one of the sponsors of the NDA.
“My initial decision was to ignore the said report as a result of the source and the bogus nature of the story; however, in order to set the records straight, I decided to write to dissociate my boss and myself from that wicked and malicious report.
“I wish to advise the Nigerian government to look for better ways to resolve the Niger Delta problem, and not to continue to compound the issue by relaying on voodoo means to resolve the issue, like this particular report which could be likened to a voodoo report.
“If a people, that is the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers have claimed to part ways with the NDA, after destroying almost all the oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, and turn around to claim that they have repented and mentioned some people as sponsors and operatives of the NDA, then the government and people of this country need to know such people (RNDA) and treat them accordingly, and not the responsible Nigerians they mentioned as sponsors and operatives of NDA”, the statement added.

Author: News Editor

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