The Nigerian Army says it has arrested 10 suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, which had claimed responsibility for the destruction of oil and gas installations in the region in recent times. The Commander of the 4 Brigade, Brigadier-General Farouk Yahaya, who paraded the suspects in Benin, Edo State today May 29th, disclosed that several items were recovered from the arrested suspects.
The suspects were arrested in Oporaza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, following a cordon and search operation conducted in the community.
Items recovered from the suspects to include 28 detonator cords (also known Detonator 33), one pistol, two empty pistol magazines, 196 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, one round of nine-millimetre ammunition, a live cartridge and five daggers.
Also recovered were 15 handheld radio sets, 18 phones, 203 SIM cards of three major network providers, five swimsuits, two headlamps, a laptop, two ipads, a camera, seven wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, five speedboat throttle cables, six pairs of hand gloves, N23,000 cash and a cheque book.