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Army arrests leaders of Niger Delta militants

07 September 2016, 07:06Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigeria Army has arrested some suspected leaders of militant groups wreaking havoc in the Niger Delta.

Two suspects arrested by the 4 Brigade allegedly belong to the Otugas Fire Force.

The arrested pair includes alleged kingpin, Gabriel Ogbudje, arrested along Agbor-Abraka road.

“He was alleged to be responsible for the recent act of economic sabotage perpetrated on NPDC/Shoreline major delivery trunk line within Ogo-Oteri general area on the 26th of last month,” acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said.

The arrest comes on the heels of the militants threatening to attack Utorogu Gas Plant in the Delta State.

Also read: Militants leaders warn Avengers to stay away from Rivers

Ogbudje was arrested alongside alleged accomplice Elvis Dweller Ejus.

“Both suspects were handed to Operation Delta Delta Safe for further interrogation and subsequent handing over to the relevant security agency for prosecution.

Meanwhile troops of 13 Brigade Nigerian Army in conjunction with Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Air Force and covert operatives of the Defence Intelligence Agency have arrested a suspected kingpin of the Niger Delta Avengers, Isaac Romeo.

He was arrested along with two other persons, Lawson Samson and an elderly man, Iyang Ekpo in Calabar, Cross River State.

“The arrest followed painstaking efforts and tracking of the militant who was in the state to perpetrate further criminal activities of sabotaging critical infrastructures,” Usman said.

The Army spokesman said all the suspects were under interrogation.

– CAJ News

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