A suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers has been arrested said the Nigerian Navy
In a statement on Wednesday signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, and made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the suspect, who was picked up on July 11 at about 11 a.m., is believed to be a major logistics supplier to the group.
Recall, Nger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil and gas installations in the region in recent times.
The attacks have almost crippled the nation’s revenue base and has made the economy to dip further into recession.
According to Ezekobe: “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 director said.
The Navy said it would not relent in its avowed responsibility as it reiterated that 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.