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High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo)

Date of Birth: 1969
Place of Birth: Okerenkoko, Warri


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The hunt for Tompolo

The rebel commander High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, is on the run from government forces, and the war in the Niger Delta is intensifying (AC Vol 50 No 11)...

The ultra-radical Joint Revolutionary Force and its idiosyncratic Spokeswoman, Cynthia Whyte, said the fighting in Gbaramatu was ‘the culmination of an attempt by these ungrateful and uncircumcised elements to cage the rising stature of Government Ekpemupolo, a true Ijaw freedom fighter and emancipator’...


The fight gets more serious

Troops are hunting down militants believed to follow High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, a MEND commander with links to Delta politicians and whose involvement in the conflict goes back to the Ijaw-Itsekiri communal violence in 1997...


National, not regional

In the Delta, JTF Commander Lieutenant General Sakin-Yaki Bello declared 'wanted dead or alive' the same Government Tompolo reported to have been killed by his forces the previous week...


All come to the aid of the party – and fight it out

FNDIC was at the centre of that uprising, mainly led by Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tom Polo), George Timinimi and Bello Oboko, who controlled the group's company...

Soon afterwards FNDIC's top field commander, Tom Polo, met Fara and Okah in Okerenkoko, calling in Asari, who sent his trusted advisors, Dakuro Princewill and Cynthia Whyte...


Showdown in the Delta

Key figures are Kingsley Otuaro, Government Ekpemupolo, George Timinimi, Bello Oboko and Dan Ekpebide, whose names appear on an FNDIC document dated 1 March, saying they would release the six hostages taken by MEND...

Government Ekpemupolo, also known as 'Tom Polo', is said to be 'spiritual leader' of MEND; unlike his colleagues, he keeps away from journalists and military officers...


Mystery kidnappers

The missing piece of the jigsaw could be High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, one of Oboko's FNDIC colleagues who lives in the Forcados area...


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