By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Nigerian Navy (NN) has announced that its personnel have arrested a suspected member of the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers whom it alleges provides logistical support for the group while carrying out its nefarious activities.
A statement signed by the Director of Information at the Naval Headquarters, Commodore Christian Ezekobe made available to newsmen in Abuja stated that the suspect who was picked up on July 11 at about 11am, 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.
â€œThe arrest was made following a confessional statement obtained from an earlier arrested suspect who gave details of the involvement of other collaborators in the attacks.
â€œPreliminary investigations also revealed that the suspect recently supplied 10 batteries, five large coils of wire and other materials purportedly used for the attacks,â€ the director said.
The NN said it would continue to partner with sister security agencies and members of the public to eliminate all forms of economic sabotage such as vandalisation of pipelines and piracy.