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Suspected mastermind of Agip pipelines bombing arrested

11 February 2016, 13:20

Delta - The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, has arrested the suspected mastermind of the bombing of pipelines belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Bayelsa State.

 The Operations Commander of the Operation Pulo Shield, Maj. Gen. Alani Okunlola said their troops arrested the mastermind Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun, alias 'Commander Abula' following a manhunt.

Okunlola said the suspect was arrested at Idema community in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State recently.

Also read: Suspected pipeline vandals implicate soldiers

Okunlola said the manifold that was attacked was a 24-inch one that conveys crude oil and gas.

He added that the hunt for other suspects and accomplices was ongoing.

Consequently, the OPS commander used the medium to warn all miscreants engaged in the destruction of oil installations to desist from such criminal acts.

He said the Command remained resolute in its fight to rid the Niger Delta region of oil thieves, pipeline vandals and other criminals.

Source: Punch

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