The Nigerian Navy said it has recorded a major feat in the ongoing military onslaught against the militant group The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), which maintains a wave of attacks on oil and gas infrastructures in the Niger-Delta.
Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, Commodore Riami Muhammed, informed about the arrest of a militant kingpin who is best described as the coordinator of recent attacks on NNPC and Chevron oil facilities in the region, Punch reported.It was gathered that the militants’ coordinator, whose name was not disclosed for security reasons, also illegally operates about 35 abandoned oil well heads and crude oil pipelines in Okpoko and Obodo creeks in Warri South West Local Government Area of the state. “The suspect has confessed to the crime,’’ the Commander said, PMNews wrote.
The Navy also arrested another militant leader who spearheaded last week’s attack on Shell Petroleum Development Company’s 48inch crude pipeline in Forcados. The suspect had provided useful information that would facilitate the arrest of the other culprits by the Command.