A vigilante group of youngsters have arrested the armed gang from Ikienghenbiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State said to be responsible for the bombing of the Agip crude oil pipeline.
The bombers led by Suoyou, Iyelawei and Fyneboy vandalised the pipeline along the Azuzuama – Ikienghenbiri axis of the trunk line conveying crude oil from the Nigerian Agip Oil Company flow station at Tebidaba to Brass. But they were apprehended after the act, PM News reports.
A statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa by the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, said the pipeline vandals were apprehended by youths of Azuzuama community, who got wind of the planned action.
They were arrested with the support of operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and one of them was shot in the leg while trying to escape.
The Commissioner praised the youths of Azuzuama Community “for their galantry, patriotic disposition and commitment to the peace and economic well being of the state and Nigeria as a whole.”
According to him, Dickson would “invite them and reward them for responding positively to his clarion call when it mattered most.”