Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NEWS-Militants threaten to bomb Lagos, Abuja

Militants threaten to bomb
Lagos, Abuja


– Soldiers have invaded the home base of
ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo,
alias Tompolo in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri
South-West local government area of Delta
state
– The invasion of the community by the
troops was based on intelligence report that
the militants had secretly converged in the
area
– The special adviser to the president on
Niger Delta and co-ordinator of the
presidential amnesty programme, Brig-Gen.
Paul Boroh (retd) has warned that those
behind the attacks on oil installations will
be punished
Threats by militant group, Niger-Delta
Avengers (NDA) to carry out bomb attacks
on installations in Lagos, Abuja, Port
Harcourt and Calabar has heightened
security situation in the country.
File photo of some Niger Delta militants.
Sequel the planned attacks by the militants,
troops on Monday, May 9, stormed the home
base of ex-militant leader, Government
Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo in Gbaramatu
Kingdom, Warri South-West local government
area of Delta state in search of the
militants.



Vanguard reports that the soldiers who
arrived the community at 12.30am in two
gunboats, laid siege to the community until
about 5am when they departed.
The invasion of the community by the troops
was based on intelligence report that the
militants had secretly converged in the area,
a source said.
Reacting to the military invasion of his the
community, the traditional ruler of the of
Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro-Gbaraun II,
Aketekpe Agadaba, expressed fears over the
development.
He however offered to mediate in the face-
off between the federal government and
Tompolo
Osinbajo meets with security chiefs
Meanwhile, the special adviser to the
president on Niger Delta and co-ordinator of
the presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP,
Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) warned that
those behind the attacks on oil installations
will be punished, describing their conduct as
“nefarious acts against the interest of the
nation”.