A suspected mastermind of the bombing of pipelines belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Bayelsa State, has been arrested, says the Military.
According to the Commander, Operation Polo Shield, Maj.-Gen. Alani Okunlola, in a statement by the Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Col. Ado Isa, said troops of the Joint Force in the Niger Delta, arrested the mastermind of the attack.
He said a man by name Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun also known as ‘Commander Abula’ was the brain behind the attack.
The OPS commander said the suspect was arrested at Idema community in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State.
He said the suspect allegedly masterminded the attack on the Agip manifold located at Gbobokiri in Brass LGA of Bayelsa State on January 28, 2016, which led to oil spillage in the area.
He added that the hunt for other suspects and accomplices was ongoing.
The OPS commander warned all miscreants engaged in the destruction of oil installations to desist from such criminal acts.
He said the Command remained resolute in its fight to rid the Niger Delta region of oil thieves, pipeline vandals and other criminals.
Agip oil pipelines in Orukari, Golubokiri and Kpongbokiri communities of Brass Local Government Area of the state were attacked on January 28, which resulted in massive spillage of crude oil from the Agip pipelines into the sea and fishing camps.