Tompolo is a nickname for Government Ekpemupolo. Tompolo is a former Nigerian militant leader and ex-militant commander of the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND). One of the key figures in the Niger Delta struggle, he has been involved in several controversies including allegations of corruption. Declared wanted by the Nigerian government, his current whereabouts is unknown and is believed to be in hiding.
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