Security operatives have arrested some suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers attacking oil facilities in sabotage of the Nigerian economy.
One of the paraded suspects
Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta), Warri, Delta State have arrested and paraded suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
The Commander, NNS DELTA, Commodore Joseph Dzunve, while parading the suspects, gave their names as Felix Ibiador and Prince David. They were arrested on July 10th with new 11 motor batteries and electric cables allegedly used for bombing oil and gas pipelines in the state.
“They are suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers. Ibiador was the supplier of the equipment used for the bombing of oil pipelines. David was the mechanic who repairs their boats which they use in conveying these materials whenever they run into problems” Dzunve said.
Further investigations would be handled by the appropriate quarters who will review the extent to which they partook in criminal activities in the region” Commodore Dzunve said. During interrogation, both men denied claims they were members of the militant group.
When asked why they were in possession of bomb making materials, they could not give any reasonable answer. Also paraded were four men who operated illegal refinery in the region.
All the suspects have been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC for further investigations.