Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years
Photos and video of Tompolo have surfaced on social media in the last few days.
Some social media users have been speaking on the timing of Tompolo’s reappearance amidst the ongoing unrest in the country.
Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years.
Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), went into hiding in 2015.
At the time, the former militant leader was facing trial in an alleged N45.5billIon fraud case.
Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years.
A picture of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, an Ijaw god.
“Tompolo probably came out as part of their annual festivities. Make una no dey find war for where war no dey abeg.”
“Fear the name Tompolo but he’s not here to fight, do be calm but his appearance is a strong message to federal government.
“He’s the general commander of all Niger Delta militant. They need to fear him because he can cripple government under two days.”