Niger Delta Avengers blow up Escravos pipeline again

The Nigerian Navy on Friday handed over three Beninnois and a Nigerian arrested for alleged pipeline vandalism to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The suspects who had 218 kegs of 25 litres each laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in their possession, were arrested around the Badagry creeks by operatives of the Nigerian Army.

They arrested persons are – Francis Agbaje (20), Erum Jack (24), Mathew Apaton (23) and John Honfo, (24).

In his handover speech, the Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Abraham Adaji, said the suspects were nabbed on May 9, at the Suntan Beach in Igbologun Community in Badagry.

He said, “The suspects were arrested with 218 jerry cans of 25 litres each of petrol by the soldiers of the 9th Brigade, Nigerian Army attached to the OP-MESA, following a tip-off.

“The vandals were arrested on May 10 along Badagry waterways for illegally dealing in petroleum products suspected to have been scooped from vandalised pipeline.” 

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