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Ateke Tom


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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...


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)...


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...


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...


Ijaw secession

Ateke Tom: Ijaw militia leader; operations have been financed by ruling party politicians but he hasn't openly joined the political scramble...


Day of the locusts

Returning home after the talks, Asari and Ateke Tom, his rival for political patronage and control of 'bunkering' (theft) operations from the network of rusted pipes criss-crossing the Delta, declared fraternal love...


Guns, gangs and oil

In recent weeks, Asari has overseen a series of raids - he calls them 'Operation Dennis Fiberesima' - against a rival warlord, Ateke Tom...

Asari claims that President Olusegun Obasanjo's PDP backs the Ateke Tom group and that PDP Governor Odili directly supports Tom...


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