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Militancy: Navy Apprehends Suspected NDA Logistics Supplier

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Fighters with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) raise their riffles to celebrate news of a successful operation by their colleagues against the Nigerian army in the Niger Delta on September 17, 2008. MEND has declared a full-scale "oil war" against the Nigerian authorities in response to attacks by the Nigerian military launched against the militants. "Our target is to crumble the oil installations in order to force the government to a round table to solve the problem once and for all", said Boy Loaf, leader of the militants. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it has arrested a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

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 11AM, 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 NN 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.

Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

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1 Comment

  1. Adio_Braimoh

    July 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Good job Nigeria Navy! Those behind sabotage of our economy have to be apprehend and face the wrath of the law. But, despite the ongoing arrest the region needs development and their agitation has to be look into for prompt response and implementation.

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