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Nigeria

Ateke Tom

Leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante


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Delta, dollars and Downing Street

They include Ateke Tom, Dokubo-Asari and 'Pastor' Reuben Wilson, and are close to the new PDP Governor of Rivers State, Nyseom Wike...


On the waterfront

Amaechi went further, telling journalists that Patience had used Ateke Tom, a veteran militant, to lead the attack on the rally...


Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was leader of the now officially defunct Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force (NDPVF) and in 2003 acted as the then Rivers State Governor Peter Odili's vote-rigger-in-chief, alongside Ateke Tom (AC Vol 45 No 15, Delta damages)...

Officials in Jonathan's government have been making payments of billions of naira to former militants such as Tompolo, Asari, Ateke Tom and Victor Ben Ebikabowei, alias Boyloaf (AC Vol 51 No 25, The war against the amnesty)...


Oil cuts as Delta erupts

Delta-watchers with long memories will recall that the first wave of violence in 2003 began with arms caches being handed over to gang leaders Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and Ateke Tom to rig elections...


A fight for the President’s base

In 2003, the then PDP Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili – who is widely believed to have looted a vast fortune from the state – armed Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and Ateke Tom to do his bidding...


All the President's militias

These include High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), Ateke Tom, Prince Farah Ipalibo (Dagogo Farah) and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (Boyloaf)(AC Vol 51 No 21)...

His supporters include ex-militant chieftains, notably the firebrand AlhajiMujahid Dokubo Asari, whose fight with his underworld rival Ateke Tom in 2004 brought the entire Niger Delta to the brink of all-out war...


Ready for change in the Niger Delta

Soboma George: Formerly Ateke Tom’s second-in-command, George went independent...

Ateke Tom: He promised Jonathan he would renounce violence in October 2009...


Theatre, peace and votes in the Delta

MEND's top leaders are Government Tompolo in Delta State, the most powerful commander in the Delta, and Farah Dagogo, who leads operations in Rivers State in coordination with veterans Ateke Tom, Soboma George and Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari...

Ateke Tom, widely seen as psychotic, is wanted for bombing two police stations during the 2007 elections and he has quarrelled with Okah over payments for arms...


Amnesty not honesty

President Yar'Adua might make more progress with some of the militant leaders in the eastern Delta: notably, Soboma George and Ateke Tom, who have been offered amnesty...

Delta historians draw parallels between this amnesty and a similar deal with gang leaders Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari and Ateke Tom in 2004...

Ateke Tom will accept amnesty if the price is right, and Tompolo is unlikely to cut a national deal and may further increase his local following...


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