A militant group under the aegis of Niger Delta Volunteers for Good Governance (NDVGG) has vowed to join forces with an ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, to crush Nigeria’s economy if the government refuses to yield to the region’s demand.
Tompolo while giving a seven-day ultimatum, had vowed to crumble the nation’s economy, particularly in the Niger Delta region if the Federal Government failed to inaugurate a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a statement on Wednesday, the president of NDVGG, Ben Bowei, aka, Lord Mayor 1 of Niger Delta, said the group had no option but to join forces with Tompolo to seek justice if the Federal Government at the end of the seven-day ultimatum failed to yield to the demand on NDDC board.
The group said, “We have come to the conclusion that after the seven-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government by our well-respected leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, elapses, we are going to crumble all economic activities particularly oil exploration in the entire Niger Delta region.
“We have vowed to shut down all facilities which will crumble the economy of the nation unless the Federal Government does the needful by correcting the injustice meted on the people of the Niger Delta.
“We are demanding that a substantive board for the NDDC is inaugurated immediately else, the government will see our other side. We are not joking. Immediately after the seven-day ultimatum elapses, we are going to strike.”