Soldiers Arrest Notorious Pipeline Vandal During Operation In Bayelsa…..
Posted On 18/12/2016
A suspected notorious vandal and militant identified as “General Eagle,” was on Thursday paraded at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The kingpin, who was arrested by troops of ODS after months of being on the wanted list of security agencies in the Niger Delta region, was said to be the leader of a gang of vandals, who serially attacked pipelines in Delta and Bayelsa States. Parading the suspect, the Commander of ODS, Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi, said the hoodlum was arrested at his hideout along Captain Ayeni Road, Kpansia, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, alongside three other suspects. Narrating how the troops apprehended the suspected kingpin, he said: “The tenacity and resilience of Operation Delta Safe troop and personnel led to his arrest. “After gathering actionable intelligence, troops carried out surgical military operations at his hideout at Captain Ayeni Road, Kpansia Yenagoa. “He was arrested with three other suspects. Items recovered from his hideout included seven mobiles phones, 15 identity cards, one First Bank ATM card and a jack knife. Suspects are being interrogated for further actions.”
Apochi said the suspect and his gang at various times masterminded the destruction of oil facilities to sabotage the operations of oil companies and the economy.