Man Hunt launched for tompolo over pipeline explosions

Report credited to The Nation has it that a combine military task force on Sunday, January 17, launched a manhunt for Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.

This comes on the heels of the attacks on oil installations in Warri Southwest local government area on Thursday night, January 14.

It is believed that Tompolo, his associates and other believed to be masterminds of attacks on crude production and export from Warri are being chased by the military task force.

The Nation also reports that at least one suspect was arrested in connection with the attacks.

After militants had hit major gas and crude oil trunk lines, including the major Escravos-Warri-Lagos-Abuja gas trunk line of the Nigerian Gas Company and several platforms of oil multinationals operating in the region, it was gathered that plans to hit more oil facilities, including the Opumami location of Con Oil Limited, were foiled by the security operatives in the early hours of today.

Speaking to The Nation, Tompolo had condemned the attack on Thursday night, adding that he had nothing to do with it.



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