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PHOTOS: DSS nabs man who planned to overthrow Buhari

24 July 2016, 08:02

Abuja - The Department of State Security (DSS) has reported the arrest of a man believed to have played a major role in a plot to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Naij, Jones Abari, also known as General Akotebe Darikoro, was arrested in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Friday, with security operatives disclosing that the suspect may also be a leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Force (JNDLF).

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Abari has confessed to writing threatening letters to the management of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) demanding millions of naira from them.

"DARIKORO, who operates under the nom-de-guerre “General-Kill and Bury”, has confessed and owned up to some criminal activities committed by the JNDLF, which include: The vandalism of Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw LGA and bombing of oil pipeline belonging to Shell Development Company (SPDC) at Brass creek on 8th July, 2016, all in Bayelsa State," a statement released by the DSS read in part.

See a picture of Abari below.

Read more at Naij

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