• Death of Tompolo’s father threatens ceasefire in Niger Delta

    Death of Tompolo’s father threatens ceasefire in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the death, last week of Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), is threatening the fragile peace in the Niger Delta, Reuters reported on Monday, saying militants were becoming restive over the circumstances of the death.

    The militants massed in the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), that had dealt heavy blows to oil and gas installations in the region, had entered into an unofficial ceasefire with the federal government, pending formal negotiations of their grievances […]

  • Tompolo’s father dies months after alleged brutalization by soldiers

    Tompolo’s father dies months after alleged brutalization by soldiers

    High Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, 84-year-old father of ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, amputated in July, over a month after soldiers allegedly brutalized him in Kurutie, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, is dead.

    A dependable source, who broke the news, said: “He died in the early hours of Wednesday at Lily Hospital in Warri South local government area, Warri.”

    Until his death, he was the Tunteriwei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West local government area with traditional headquarters […]