One of the suspected leader of the Niger delta militants has been arrested by the troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS).
The leader who is known by his gang members as “General Eagle” was arrested at his hideout at Captain Ayeni Road, Kpansia Yenagoa where he(General Eagle) and his group was was camped.
According to the Commander, ODS, Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi he explained that the suspect was responsible for the serial attackes on pipelines in Delta and Bayelsa states and have been on their wanted list for a month now.
Suleiman also explained “After gathering actionable intelligence, troops carried out surgical military operations at his hideout at Captain Ayeni Road, Kpansia Yenagoa.
“He was arrested with three other suspects. Items recovered from his hideout include seven mobiles phones, 15 identity cards, one First Bank ATM card and a jack knife. Suspects are being interrogated for further actions”.
He said that the suspect and his gang at various times masterminded the destruction of oil facilities to sabotage the operations of oil companies and the economy.
The suspect, who already confessed to some of the criminal activities, also engaged in the abduction of high-profile individuals in the region.
Suleiman said: “The criminal and his group have at various times masterminded the destruction of oil infrastructures in order to sabotage the operation of the companies and the economy of the nation, engaged in illegal oil bunkering and kidnap of high profile victims.
“The self-acclaimed “General Eagle” recently organised and blew one of the oil company’s risers at Golubokiri along Obama Brass pipeline in Bayelsa State. He claimed responsibility for the heinous crime.
“The criminal was involved on the planting of explosives devices and threatened Tobie oil facilities at Golubokiri, Mansonkiri and others in the general area”.
Regarding the issue on ground,Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi assured law abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses, adding that they would be adequately protected.
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