Former Niger Delta militants regrouping to resume insurgence

Security operatives in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital are now on high alert following intelligence report that former militants commanders under the aegis of the dreaded Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) may be considering moving back into the creeks to resume insurgency in the Niger Delta.

The decision to move back into the creeks is said to have been instigated by High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo who is believed to have summoned a meeting of the ex-militant warlords for this Friday in Yenagoa.

Although no reason has been given for the possible move back into the waterways, it was gathered that Tompolo has been on security watch list following the removal of the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Safety Authority (NIMASA) and the subsequent termination of the security surveillance contract of Tompolo's company by the federal government.

The summon which was contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Paul Bebeminibo and signed by Tompolo stated that the meeting, fixed for Saturday July 25th will take place in Yenagoa.

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