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Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta) Warri have recorded a major breakthrough in curtailing bombing of oil facilities with the arrest of two active members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
The two suspects, Felix Miyenminiya, 53, and Stanley Jongha, 35, were arrested last Thursday in Sapele by the Navy in conjunction with other security agencies after intensive surveillance on the suspects.
Parading them at NNS Delta, Warri, the Commander, Commodore Joseph Dzunye, disclosed that the suspects were behind attacks of some Chevron Nigerian Limited (CNL) facilities in the Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state between the months of May and July.
Dzunve, who indicated the Navy’s precision in its arrest of the suspects, said the suspects had provided useful information that would help in the operations, adding that those arrested were deeply involved in various forms of crimes, including pipelines vandalism and sea robberies.
The Navy boss said the suspects were arrested last week following intelligence tip-offs, adding that they were arrested within the Sapele general area.
He disclosed the two suspects; Stanley Toghan and Felix Miyenminiye, were not the only ones involved in the attacks on the facilities in the Warri North area, assuring that others who were still at large would soon be apprehended.
“Today, I am pleased to inform you that after persistent efforts, the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, being part of the maritime component of the Operation Delta Safe, has arrested two suspects responsible for the attack on Chevron facilities, witnessed between May and July2016, around Warri North axis of Delta state.
“It is important to mention that the suspects are also deeply involved in pipelines vandalism and sea robbery along the waterways in Warri North axis.
“The suspects have provided useful information and I assure you that the Nigerian Navy and other security agencies remain committed to apprehending those behind all forms of criminal activities in the Nigerian maritime domain”, Dzunve said.
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