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Militants pick their party

Most rebel leaders from the 2003-09 phase of the conflict – including Bibopre Ajube 'General Shoot-at-Sight', Victor Ebikabowei Ben 'Boyloaf', Government Tompolo and Ateke Tom – have turned on their old patron Goodluck Jonathan, the former President, and rallied around Buhari...


An avenger unmasked

Now, police say Pepple claims to have masterminded the killing of Soboma George, a commander in the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and former lieutenant of Ateke Tom, in 2009...


Back to Ogoniland

Some accused Ateke Tom, a militant leader who is close to former First Lady Patience Jonathan, of responsibility for the Bonny bomb...

Stories then circulated that Ateke Tom might be in line for a security contract on the United Nations' US$1 billion project to clean up the chronic environmental damage to the Delta...


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...


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...


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