Nigerian Soldiers Arrest Prominent Ijaw Chief and 5 Others Over Bombing of Shell Facilities

Gallant Nigerian soldiers in fight against militancy in the Niger Delta, yesterday morning, swooped on oil-rich Ogulagha, an Ijaw kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State and made some notable arrests.

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Six persons, including a prominent chief, has been arrested yesterday morning by Nigerian soldiers who swooped on oil-rich Ogulagha, an Ijaw kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to Vanguard, the arrests were made in connection with the bombing of Forcados 48 Export Line belonging to Shell Nigeria Petroleum Company, SNPECo, last Thursday, by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.
Among those seized were a notable leader in Ogulagha Kingdom, Chief Peter Tuasinde; chairman of Ogulagha community, Captain Prebor Solomon and Public Relations Officer of the community, Henry Agedigba, who went to find out from the Joint Task Force (JTF), in the Niger Delta, why they raided the community and apprehended his kinsmen.
Also arrested were a staff of S. J. Abed Catering Company in Forcados Terminal, Mr. John Borme; a businessman, Mr. Clement Ibada, and Ejor Burutu, who reportedly showed them the houses of persons they mentioned. Vanguard learned that soldiers of the JTF invaded the community at 8.20 a.m on suspicion that some members of the community were involved in blowing up the crude oil pipeline.
Recall that the Niger Delta Avengers claimed responsibility for the attack on the Forcados 48″ export line, saying it was because the company acted against its warning not to repair the facility, earlier bombed by the militant group.

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