There is a sense of danger in militant camps in the Niger Delta region over established report that some security agencies had broken into militancy enclave and using some militants as secret agents. Saturday Vanguard gathered that a former Commander of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, is allegedly one of the moles recruited to track down fugitive ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, labeled a sponsor of the crisis despite his denials. Some Niger Delta activists angry at the devastation of oil and gas facilities by Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, were also volunteering information and spending their resources to trap the Avengers.
Investigation showed that militant groups have grown panicky over the depth of information the secret agents might have given out on their modus-operandi and hideaways. Though Niger Delta Avengers, last weekend, dismissed the arrest of Christian Oluba, alias Sensor and Selky Kile Torughedi, described as its members by the Department of State Services, DSS, which seized them, its spokesperson, self-styled Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, affirmed, “They are sleeper agents of the DSS sent after the Niger Delta Avengers.” He said: “The boys has (sic) the right to demand for their money from DSS, why not pay them instead of arresting and labeling them as Niger Delta Avengers members.”
Denying any link with the boys and daring the DSS to parade them before reporters and allow them tell their story, the militant group warned: “DSS and Nigeria Army cannot win the Niger Delta war by feeding their President with false information about situation of things in the Region.
It is all-good because as it seems the DSS is now having internal crisis with most of their sleeper agents and it a sign that God is on our side.” However, a dependable source confirmed the claim by DSS that one of the suspects, Selky Torughedi, also a former MEND commander in Bayelsa state, is known to Tompolo, adding: “But I am not saying that Tompolo sent him, everybody knows that Tompolo is on the run and Selky can take decisions for himself.”
“If the DSS said they caught him while he was finalizing plans to kill a serving military officer after carrying out reconnaissance on his residence in Kaduna, his previous relationship or closeness with Tompolo should not be used to incriminate the latter. Every man should be responsible for his action,” he added.