By Jimmy Lace, Warri

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo

THE Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has declared its intention to join forces with the founder of the dreaded Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo to break the Oil Cabal.

Tompolo is currently providing security on Nigeria’s territorial waters through Global West Vessel Specialist Agency (GWVSL), a company where he is said to have interest. The award of the contract by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to GWVSL has generated quite some controversy from certain quarters.

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Tompolo in a recent interview with one of the national dailies assured that he would break the oil cabal, disclosing that some members of the cabal have been intercepted since he swung into action and that in no distant time, Nigerians will see the benefit of the contract.

The oil monitoring group, NDIMRC in a statement by its President (Nelly Emma) Secretary (John Sailor) and Public Relations Officer (Stanley Mukoro) promised to support Tompolo to stop the cabal from stealing Nigeria’s resources.

According to the group, “Members of the cabal in this country are collecting all the money to the detriment of the masses and this is why we have declared our interest to join forces with Tompolo to stop the oil thieves, they have stolen enough.”

“We know the capability of Tompolo in stopping people from carrying crude oil out of this country everyday through the sea and this is why we are giving him our total support so that we can win this national war against the oil thieves; to amount of threat from any quarter will make us to surrender to the oil cabal; all well meaning Nigerians should back this war against those milking us dry through the stealing of the nation’s resources,” the group said.

The group also tasked security agencies to put halt to oil bunkering and illegal crude refineries in the Niger Delta region and also stop its members from colluding with oil thieves to rip off the country, claiming that Tompolo was up to the task of breaking the oil cabal.

“The people of the Niger Delta region are providing the resources that is sustaining the country and yet we are so poor and development is far from us, whereas the oil thieves who have been feeding very fat from the Nigeria’s resources, do not care about the suffering of the masses, we have decided to join forces with Tompolo, an illustrious son of the Niger Delta region who hate injustice and illegal activities to stop the oil cabal,” the group wrote.

While saying that the Nigerian masses were groaning under hardship as a result of oil thieves, the group noted that; “The time has come for the rest of us feeling the pains of the activities of the oil cabal to join in this national fight to break the cabal; members of the cabal have brought tears and pains to the rest of us and we can no longer take it, hence all hands must be on deck to stop them from smiling to the bank while they are sending us to early grave.”

The group added that; “We know that members of the oil cabal are powerful, but it is our determination to stop them from using the resources from the Niger Delta region to intimidate the rest of us. We want to make it clear to all those using the wealth of the region to oppress this country that the game is up for them and it is for their interest to put an end to the stealing of the nation’s resources.”