By Godwin Oghre

Koko—An Itsekiri socio-cultural group, Iwere Peoples Congress, IPC, has said that it would confront former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, a.k.a, Tompolo, if the ex-militant fails to stop threatening and harassing innocent prominent Itsekiri people within and outside the state.

The group in, a statement yesterday by its President General, Prince Ishola Ekwejunor-Etchie, said: “Tompolo should not mistake our quietness for cowardice. We have only chosen to be civil and mature. We are made up of distinguished career men, with all necessary skills, tactics, preparedness and capacity to overrun Tompolo and his cohorts, should we choose to do so.

“We have been watching with keen interest the serial threats by Tompolo and his cohorts on the lives of our people. They disrupted the ground breaking of Export Processing Zone, EPZ. He threatened fire during the chairmanship election in Warri South-West Local Government Area, leading to the substitution of a legitimate chairman with his younger brother. We also saw how the upheaval he started led to the governor quitting his senatorial ambition for peace to reign.

“We shall not take it from him any more. He is cutting the tail of a sleeping tiger. No one has the monopoly of violence.”

 

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