Warri - Two suspected members of militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) were on Thursday paraded by the Nigerian Navy in Warri, Delta State, Tribune reports.
The suspects were paraded along eight others who were allegedly caught while engaging in the murder of naval personnel and other economic sabotage such as illegal refineries and oil bunkering.
The two suspected members, who gave their names as Felix Ibiador and Prince David, were reportedly caught with materials suspected to be used for the bombing of oil and gas pipelines in the creeks.
One of the Avenger suspects, Ibiador initially denied being a member, but later confessed that one Akpos and Godbless asked him to convey the 11 batteries to the guest house belonging Chief Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo at Oporoza.
News24 previously reported that the Nigerian Navy (NN) said it had arrested a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers.
This was contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe.
According to Ezekobe, the suspect who was picked up on July 11 at about 11 a.m., 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.
- News 24