Suppliers of Niger Delta Avengers Arrested
The News Agency of Nigeria has reported that the Nigerian Navy has said in a statement released to journalists in Abuja that a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers had been arrested.
The statement was signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe.
According to the Commodore, the suspect was arrested on July 11 at about 11am, and is believed to be a major logistics supplier to the militant group.
“The 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.
“Preliminary investigations also revealed that the suspect recently supplied 10 batteries, five large coils of wire and other materials purportedly used for the attacks,” the Ezekobe said.
The militant group has claimed responsibility for attacks on oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region.