The Nigerian Navy said it had arrested a suspected
member of the Niger Delta Avengers.
This is contained in a statement signed by its
Director of Information, Commodore Christian
Ezekobe, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
According to Ezekobe, the suspect who was picked
up on July 11 at about 11 a.m., is believed to be a
major logistics supplier to the group which had
claimed responsibility for attacks on NNPC and
Chevron pipelines in the region.
“The arrest was made following a confessional
statement obtained from an earlier arrested
suspect who gave details of the involvement of
other collaborators in the attacks.
“Preliminary investigations also revealed that the
suspect recently supplied 10 batteries, five large
coils of wire and other materials purportedly used
for the attacks,” the director said.
The Navy said it would continue to partner with
sister security agencies and members of the public
to eliminate all forms of economic sabotage such
as vandalisation of pipelines and piracy.