Ateke  Tom
Nigeria

Ateke Tom

Leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante


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Vol 55 N0 24

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Danger looms as piracy booms

to Ateke Tom; and N560 mn...

Vol 53 N0 6

NIGERIA

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...

Vol 52 N0 4

NIGERIA

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...

Vol 51 N0 25

NIGERIA

General John Togo and all his enemies

He joined up with Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force in Rivers State, who was supporting his western Ijaw brothers and sisters against their Itsekiri neighbours and their rival Ateke Tom’s Niger Delta Vigilante Services/Icelander Confraternity...

Vol 51 N0 24

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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...

Vol 51 N0 21

NIGERIA

The gangs of Port Harcourt

MEND brings loosely together the Ijaw Youth Congress fighters of this period, remnants of Mujahid Dokubo-Asari’s Federated Niger Delta Ijaw Communities and the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, with smaller criminal gangs and armed groups such as Ateke Tom’s Niger Delta Vigilantes (AC Vol 45 No 18)...

Vol 51 N0 21

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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...

Vol 50 N0 17

NIGERIA

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...

Vol 50 N0 15

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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...

Vol 50 N0 11

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The fight gets more serious

They repeat a pattern established when the gang leaders Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and Ateke Tom were fighting it out across the Delta, in 2003-05 (AC Vol 48 No 23)...

The two most active gang leaders linked to MEND in the Eastern Delta are Ateke Tom and Soboma George...

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