Soldiers arrest 10 suspected Niger Delta Avengers in Delta

Reports reaching ADELOVE stated that the Nigerian Army has arrested 10 suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers . The suspects were said to have been arrested at about 1:40am on Saturday, in Oporaza community, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, following a cordon and search operation conducted in the community.

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Several oil installations in the region have been vandalised by militants suspected to be members of the Niger Delta Avengers, threatening the production and supply of oil and gas in the country.

‎The Commander of the 4 Brigade, Brigadier-General Farouk Yahaya, who paraded the suspects on Sunday in Benin, the Edo State capital, explained that there had been several cases of sabotage by suspected militants and vandals in Delta State since January 1, 2016‎, as well as further warnings and threats “to shut down all operations” in the sector.

He, however, noted that‎ several items were recovered from the arrested suspects.

They include 28 detonator cords (also known Detonator 33), one pistol, two empty pistol magazines, 196 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, one round of nine-millimetre ‎ammunition, a live cartridge and five daggers.

Also recovered were 15 handheld radio sets, 18 phones, 203 SIM cards of three major network providers, ‎five swimsuits, two headlamps, a laptop, two ipads and a camera.

Others are seven wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, five speedboat throttle cables, six pairs of hand gloves‎, N23,000 cash and a cheque book.

He said that although investigation would reveal the true identity of the suspects, recent explosions carried out by the Niger Delta Avengers suggested that the arrested suspects may be connected to the group.

He added, “Within the period under review, you can see that the Niger Delta Avengers have claimed virtually all acts of criminal activities against oil and gas and they continue threatening a shutdown of the whole sector. So, most likely, they (suspects) will be the people, who else would they be?”

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6 Comments

  1. Good! Why not use “water boarding” method to get the truth about their sponsors; Tompolo,Jonathan et al?

  2. This story is too dumb to be true. How stupid can one be to believe that members of the NDA strike force will be camping in Tompolo’s house with their gadgets and waiting for the Nigerian military to come and arrest them?

  3. Pls buhari needs some good news man. I know its a lie but buhari needs it.. I am scared after seeing him looking so sick in broadcast today.. Anymore bad news can make him pay a visit to the world beyond…

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