Navy nabs two in Delta for pipeline vandalism

By Fegor Oghene, Asaba 

Men of the Nigerian Navy have arrested two persons, suspected to be involved in destruction of oil and gas facilities in the Warri creeks of Delta state. 

The two men were arrested in separate operations around Tebujoh community, Warri South-West council area of Delta state by security operatives. 

They were among seven persons arrested in two operations carried out on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning by men of the Nigerian Navy. 

Community sources and other Ijaw stakeholders from the state have, however frowned at the military operation, which led to the arrests, as some have described it as a breach of federal government’s ‘cease fire’ decision. 

According to sources, the first set of arrest was made on Tuesday afternoon, involving four persons in a boat. The second set was at about 6:30am on Wednesday, three persons were rounded up in a boat, among whom one was arrested. 

A local source, Alaowei Cleric, told newsmen that the apprehended suspects were fishermen who had gone to cut wood for fishing before military personnel intercepted on Tuesday in the creeks on their way home.

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