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Nigeria

Victor Ben Ebikabowei (Boyloaf)

Date of Birth: 1971


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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...


Delta, dollars and Downing Street

Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boyloaf, a former militant sponsor of Jonathan's successor as Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, says he's disappointed with Jonathan and won't welcome him back to his home state...


Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

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)...


From Delta militias to piracy

Shell’s Bonga offshore refinery has armour plating that repelled rocket-propelled grenades fired by assailants from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), led by Ebikabowei Victor Ben (aka General Boyloaf) and his gang...


The war against the amnesty

A hard core of about 95 loyalists, led by the man known as Boyloaf (real name Victor Ben Ebikabowei), had left their villages in mid-August to form the Niger Delta Liberation Force...


General John Togo and all his enemies

Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka ‘Boyloaf’ is said to have bribed a senior army officer and Togo was released to become his second-in-command in the Southern Ijaw area of Bayelsa...


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)...


The gangs of Port Harcourt

Only a few MEND leaders profit much from the amnesty – High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), Prince Farah Ipalibo (‘Dagogo Farah’) and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (‘Boyloaf’, see Box)...


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