A drum of war is sounding in the Niger Delta region following the decision of a foremost freedom fighter and founder of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to oppose the N4.5bn monthly pipeline surveillance contract awarded a former militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo.
The aggrieved Dokubo, in a viral video, said it smacked of greed for Tompolo to be in charge of pipeline protection for all the ethnic groups in the Niger Delta.
Dokubo wondered why Tompolo would be in charge of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers States querying whether he was the only one that knew how to eat.
He vowed to stop Tompolo from being in charge of the surveillance contract for the 83km pipeline criss-crossing his Kalabari area in Rivers State.
Dokubo said he would not allow Tompolo’s armed boys escorted by soldiers to enter the Kalabari area.
He said by giving all the pipeline contract to only Tompolo, Sylva was only interested in causing confusion for the government in the region.
Dokubo said: “You will take pipeline contract in Delta State your place and then you come to Kalabari to take another one saying you are an Ijaw man because you are the only one that knows how to eat.
“You took the ones that belong to Gbaramatu, Itsekiri, Isoko, Urhobo, Kwale, you took all because you are the only one that knows how to eat. You went to Bayelsa and took everything then you came to take the one in Kalabari.