Troops Arrest Suspected Niger Delta Avengers’ Kingpin, Ex-Militant Leader


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The Nigeria Army has said troops of 4 Brigade arrested one Mr. Gabriel Ogbudje (an Ex-militant leader) and the alleged leader of the "Otugas Fire Force", a militant group threatening to attack Utorogu Gas Plant.

A statement on Wednesday by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said Ogbudie was alleged to be responsible for the recent attack on NPDC/Shoreline major delivery trunk line within Ogo-Oteri general area on the 26th of last month. 

Usman said the suspected militant was trailed, and arrested by troops along Agbor-Abraka road, Edo State on Tuesday 6th September 2016.

"He has been on the run since he was declared wanted because of his public declaration as the leader of the militant group "Otugas Fire Force" and his subsequent declaration of the threat code named "Crocodile Tears"," Usman added.

He also said Ogbudie was arrested with his accomplice, Mr. Elvis Dweller Ejus, and both suspects were handed to Operation Delta Safe for further interrogation and subsequent handing over to the relevant security agency for prosecution.

He further said troops of 13 Brigade Nigerian Army in conjunction with Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Air Force and covert operatives of the Defence Intelligence Agency, arrested a suspected kingpin of the Niger Delta Avengers, Isaac Romeo, that goes by the appellation of "G2".

Usman said Romeo was arrested with two other persons; Mr. Lawson Samson and an elderly man, Mr. Iyang Ekpo in Calabar, Cross River State while driving in a vehicle with registration number, CRS 86 AO1 on Saturday, 3rd September 2016.

He added that the arrest followed painstaking efforts and tracking of the militant who was in the state to perpetrate further criminal activities of sabotaging critical infrastructures.

He said all the suspects are currently being interrogated.



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