Military JTF Apprehends Suspected Pipeline Vandals In Bayelsa

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Military JTF Apprehends Suspected Petroleum Product Pipeline Vandals In Bayelsa

The military joint task force (JTF) in Nigeria’s Niger-delta region has said it has apprehended suspected pipeline vandals who belong to a notorious group popularly known as “General Eagle”.

Commander of the joint task force code-named “Operation Delta Safe”, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, announced the arrest on Thursday.

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Suleiman made the disclosure during a media parley at the JTF Headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Rear Admiral Sulieman said that the joint task force raided a lodge based on a tip-off and arrested one Mr. Funebi.

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The second suspect was alleged to be a known sea pirate and pipeline vandalization expert.

The said suspect was also a henchman in charge of arms.

The commander further revealed that three other suspects were arrested for pipeline vandalism and items recovered from their hideout.

JTF Apprehends Pipeline Vandals In Their Hideout

The items recovered included:  seven mobile phones, fifteen identity cards, an ATM card and a jack knife.

The suspects are presently undergoing further interrogations. the task force has reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring peace and economic stability in the Niger Delta region.

The task force has reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring peace and economic stability in the Niger Delta region.

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Meanwhile, a few days ago, while on patrol, the Bayelsa state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), paraded eight suspected oil thieves.

The thieves were intercepted by officers of the Bayelsa state NSCDC command.

The NSCDC uncovered the den of the oil vandals in the heart of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.

The suspects were in a building which was said to be owned by a former member of the federal House of Representatives.