Troops of Operation Delta Safe have arrested suspected vandals that detonated dynamites resulting to the breach of an International Oil Company facility located at Tebidaba –Ogboinbiri – Brass pipeline in the outskirt of Imgbiba Community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Commander Operation Delta Safe, Apochi Suleiman, disclosed the arrest during a press conference held on Tuesday at Headquarters of Operation Delta Safe, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
He said “following the incident, troops acted on a tip off spotted suspected hideout at a fishing camp along Isonogbene, where 3 suspects namely; Mr Ayebemi Dressman, Mr Inimotimi Abule and Mr Epemege Frank were arrested in connection with the vandalism at Peremabiri Community of Bayelsa State.”
Mr Suleiman, a Rear Admiral, who was represented by Danjuma Abdullahi, added that during a Similar operations, troops deployed at Beneside location in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State
Mr Abdullahi, a Colonel, said the troops had also apprehended 2 suspects, Mr Bibowa Anemi and Mr Ngoriduwa Gomogo alleged to have been responsible for sabotage and theft of wellhead 6 actuator device, an oil wellhead tool belonging to one of the International Oil Companies.
Their criminal action led to disruption of the operations in the oil company, as the wellhead is currently under repairs, he said.
He revealed that in another development, troops deployed at Omuku Forest in Rivers State acting on a tip off swiftly responded and engaged some suspected armed kidnappers in a gun duel leading to rescue of the kidnapped victim and death of 2 of the kidnappers.
He said the rescued victim is currently receiving treatment in a medical facility in Port Harcourt.
According to the commander, “troops raided a suspected pirate’s hideout at Elema, Rivers State. Although, no arrest was made during the raid, several items were recovered. The items include; 23 rounds of 7.62mm Ball Special ammunition, one generating set and 40 Horse Power Suzuki speed boat engine amongst others.”
Mr Suleiman then appealed to members of the public to provide timely information to troops in order to get rid of notorious criminals from the region.