Amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers Arrested For Attacking Oil Facilities
Operatives of the IGP- Intelligence Response Team [IRT] deployed to Port Harcourt by IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris swooped into action and, on April 11, arrested members of Amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers who posed as militants and threatened the company.
Their arrest was sequel to several reports of threat received by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) located in Obumeze Community, Ahoada LGA Rivers by a group named- Amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers,
The threat messages demanded an initial payment of N20 million and to be placed on monthly salary of N3 million.
According to the errant youth, failure to do so would be followed with kidnap, death, vandalism/explosion and attacks on the company’s assets.
Suspects arrested are:
- LoveGod Chinuzioke; ‘M’ 27yrs; Native of Obumeze Community Ahoada LGA Rivers State.
He is from the host community of NDPR and was just granted bail from Port Harcourt aximum Prison for a case of armed robbery and kidnapping.
He hatched the idea of extorting money from the company and got contact numbers of the senior personnel of NDPR.
- Justice Okolo; M 25yrs; Native of Aniocha LGA Delta state.
He Composed and sent the threat messages to the company.
Suspect also admitted belonging to a notorious armed robbery gang terrorising Ahoada and environs and the phone used for the threat was recovered from him.
Effort is still ongoing to arrest remaining accomplices at large, and recover arms, ammunition and explosives, according to the police.