Niger Delta Leave Tompolo alone or Nigeria will not have peace

Playboy also slammed the elders who met with Buhari, saying they went to advance their personal agenda.

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The Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front (NPDF) leader, General Playboy, has called on the Federal Government to drop charges against Tompolo, Henry Okah and Charles Okah.

Tompolo was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud amounting to billions of Naira.

The Okah brothers on the other hand, were accused of plotting the Independence Day bombing of October 1, 2010, in Abuja.

Playboy, who dissociated himself from the meeting between President Buhari and elders from the Niger Delta, said the elders went there to pursue their own greedy agenda.

The militant leader also called for the release of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Playboy said “The stakeholders are talking about negotiation. They are talking about $10bn for Niger Delta people; they (stakeholders) are thinking about oil blocs that will be released to Niger Delta people and how they will share it among themselves. That is the only thing they are thinking of.

“They have refused to talk about the fact that there is a matter against Tompolo that should be dropped. None of the stakeholders is thinking about others; they are only thinking of themselves. But it will not work as far as I am concerned except President Buhari comes down here to know the problem of the Niger Delta.  That is when Nigeria will have peace. If not, there will be no peace. We are not interested in what the stakeholders went to do in Abuja.’’

The militant leader stated that a situation where ex-agitators like Mujaheed Asari-Dokubo, Boyloaf and Soboma Jackrich (Egberipapa) were not part of the stakeholders’ meeting, was an indication that government was not ready for peace.

“Any meeting geared towards peace without protecting Tompolo’s interest will fail. Tompolo himself cannot come out to negotiate his freedom. As far as we are concerned, Tompolo’s case needs a political resolution, just like that of Henry Okah and Charles Okah.

“These are forces in the region that should not be undermined. We want the Federal Government as part of the dialogue process to get a legal framework to free Okah and let Tompolo have peace otherwise peace will continue to elude the region, and oil pipelines will be blown off continuously to protest their persecution.”

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Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has threatened to blow up more crude oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

The militant group also declared that they are ready to go to war with the Federal Government.

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