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Ateke Tom Denies Giving Ultimatum to Federal Government



As militant activities gathered strength in the Niger Delta region of the country, High Chief Ateke Tom, has denied giving President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government 14 days ultimatum to grant Biafra freedom or face fresh agitation in the oil rich Niger Delta.

There were insinuations that the warlord had met with the leaders of the protesting Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and has accepted to wage war against the Federal Government if it does not grant the clamour for freedom of the Biafrans within 14 days.

Speaking through his spokesman, Ifeanyi Ogbonna, Tom denied the allegation as fraudulent and inciting, stressing that he did not give Federal Government deadline.

Ateke, who is now Leader of Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV), warned members of the public to desist from using his pictures for unauthorized media reports.

The spokesman stressed that Ateke had never had meeting with the leadership of IPOB or any other group, adding that Tom did not in anyway threaten to declare war against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

Ogbonna noted that the ex-militant has no time for such talk, adding that he has been in his village, Okrika, and has nothing to do with any Biafran.

He also urged Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari-led government and support him, adding that Buhari is a good leader and a peace lover.


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