By Emma Amaize
A NIGER-DELTA youth leader and activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be careful in handling the ‘thorny’ issues against former `General Officer Commanding’, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, to avoid giving room for the emergence of more dangerous militants in the region.
Mulade, in a statement, yesterday, disclosed that the alleged ‘persecution’ of the former MEND leader was generating ill-feeelings and provocation, warning that the factor that stoke up militancy in the region was gradually resurfacing under his administration.
He said they are many loyalists of the former warlord in the region were ready to resort to violence and destroy oil facilities as being witnessed now because of the issue he is having with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
His words: ‘’Government should not create loopholes for more dangerous militants suppressed by Tompolo’s presence from taking advantage of his issue with the government to cause more havoc in the region.”