Embattled former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo has denied any link to the fresh threats issued by the Niger Delta Avengers.
Why it matters
Niger Delta Avengers had issued threats that it would resume attacks on oil installations in the region.
The group said its latest attacks will be more bloody and brutal.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers had said the NDA’s threat was the handiwork of Tompolo.
Tompolo said he would never resort to the destruction of oil facilities in the region.
In a statement by his media aide, Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo said he had no affiliation with the NDA.
The statement read, “Ordinarily, we would have ignored media statements by these so- called avengers and reformed avengers because it is not a new tactic by these groups in bringing Tompolo’s name to whatever thing that happens in the Niger Delta region because of his legal battle with the government.
“Let it be stated at this point that Tompolo is not the only person having legal issues with the present government. Let us also state here that these accusations do not take away the fact that our dear country is at a crossroads. Eminent Nigerians have repeatedly said in recent times that Nigeria has never been divided like this since her independence in 1960.
“We wish to reiterate our earlier stand that nothing will make Tompolo to resort to destruction of oil facilities he once protected in a contractual arrangement. Those that have ears let them hear!”