Soldiers combing some communities in the Niger Delta geopolitical zone for vandals who bombed oil and gas installations in the area, have arrested two suspected pipeline bombers on Monday.
The Commander, Operation Pulo Shield, Maj. Gen. Alani Okunlola, told journalists in Warri on Monday that the suspects, though claimed they were fishermen, were arrested around Gbasamadu community in Delta State while allegedly supervising oil exploration in the area.
Okunlola, who spoke at a gas pipeline in Egwa Community, Warri South West Local Government Area of the state, said the action of the vandals was a ploy to sabotage the nation’s economy.
He said the military would not fold its hands and allow the perpetrators to get away with crime.
Okunlola urged the government and community leaders to give security agencies working in the Niger Delta useful information that could lead to the arrest of the vandals.
The commander assured Niger Delta residents of Operation Pulo Shield’s determination to wipe out all acts of illegalities in the region.