Tantina Security Services, Tompolo’s outfit, destroyed a Ghana-bound vessel for stealing oil.
Tantita Security Service, owned by former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), averted a protest by some Bayelsa State youths on Tuesday over their exclusion from the execution of an N4 billion crude oil pipeline surveillance contract awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
The demonstrators began disrupting vehicular traffic along Imiringi Road, which leads to the home of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Ltd’s State Coordinator in Bayelsa State, Great Joshua MacIver.
They were protesting their exclusion from the state’s monitoring and prevention of illegal bunkering and pipeline vandalism.
According to the protesters, who have been identified as beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the second and third phases, there is a need for inclusion in the surveillance contract.
However, Mr. Timi-Igoli Timi, the Chief of Staff to the State Coordinator of Tantita Security Services Nig, Ltd, (Bayelsa State Operations), Joshua MacIver, assured the disgruntled ex-militants that the recruitment process was still ongoing.
He urged them to be patient, stating that the exercise is inclusive and aimed at capturing stakeholders from various catchment areas throughout the state.
According to him, the exercise will not only capture the second and third phases, but will also accommodate People Living with Disabilities.
Igoli urged the protesters to always seek proper information before engaging in any protest, describing their demonstration as ill-conceived and lacking in proper communication.